Sapphire Ventures

Sapphire Ventures is focused on helping innovative entrepreneurs build global category-defining businesses. We invest globally in growth-stage technology companies and early-stage venture funds.

Leveraging more than two decades of experience and a vast global enterprise network, we provide capital, resources and expertise to enable our investments to scale rapidly. Whether entrepreneurs sell to businesses, consumers or both, we offer access to customers worldwide and a powerful platform for business development and operational excellence to help them accelerate growth.

TypeInvestor
HQPalo Alto, US
Founded2000
Websitesapphireventures.com
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Sapphire Ventures was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, US

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Key People/Management at Sapphire Ventures

Nino Marakovic

Nino Marakovic

CEO & Managing Director
Kevin Diestel

Kevin Diestel

Partner
Rajeev Dham

Rajeev Dham

Partner
Anders Ranum

Anders Ranum

Partner
Jai Das

Jai Das

President
Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson

Principal
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Sapphire Ventures Office Locations

Sapphire Ventures has an office in Palo Alto
Palo Alto, US (HQ)
3408 Hillview Ave
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Sapphire Ventures News and Updates

SAP spinout Sapphire Ventures raises $1.4B for new investments

Sapphire Ventures invests in Series B to pre-IPO enterprise tech companies.

The president of Sapphire Ventures explains the 5 top blunders startup founders and entrepreneurs make in pitching to VCs

For startup entrepreneurs, nailing a fundraising pitch to VCs can be a game-changer. The funding could propel their startups to new heights, plus there's the potential boost from being endorsed by a high-profile VC firm. Jai Das, founder and president of Sapphire Ventures, which has backed tech c…

Sapphire Ventures hires two VPs

Sapphire Ventures has hired Cathy Gao and Nate Leung as vice presidents. Previously, Gao worked at AXA Venture Partners while Leung was at Industry Ventures.

Sapphire Ventures launches $115 million sports tech fund with big-name backers

Silicon Valley venture capital (VC) firm Sapphire Ventures has formally launched a new $115 million fund that focuses on sports technology startups.

Sapphire Ventures Announces Promotion of Jai Das to President

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Ventures, a venture capital firm with $2.5 billion under management that invests in growth-stage companies and early-stage venture funds, today announced the promotion of Jai Das to president. The firm also announced the promotion...

Michael Spirito Joining Sapphire Ventures as Partner

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Ventures, a leading venture capital firm with $2.5 billion under management that invests in emerging growth-stage companies and early-stage venture funds, today announced that Michael Spirito will be joining the firm as a partner...
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Sapphire Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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Sapphire Ventures Blogs

Modernizing the Way Business Happens Locally: Why We’re Excited About Podium | Sapphire Ventures

Earlier this month, it closed a $125 million Series C funding round, and Sapphire Ventures is excited to have participated. The way we see it, Podium’s customer interaction software is unique because it’s transforming how local businesses interact with their customers. Fast Company agrees, listing i…

The VC Fundraising Environment and COVID-19

It’s only Tuesday morning and already it’s been a tough week and while it’s too early to know exactly how #COVID19 will impact the #VC fundraising environment. All of us at Sapphire Partners are getting questions from folks on our perspective, including being sent this article in Trusted Insight on …

Sapphire Ventures Raises More than $1.4B

Sapphire Ventures Raises More than $1.4B to Support Entrepreneurs in Building Category Leaders | Sapphire VenturesI’m proud to announce that Sapphire Ventures has raised more than $1.4 billion in new capital commitments, bringing our total assets under management (AUM) to almost $4 billion. You can …

A New Playbook for Sports Media | Sapphire Ventures

There are few human connections as strong as the one that sports fans have with their teams. Entire identities are formed around local team loyalties. Sports fandom unites cities and brings families and friends together. The memories we form watching sports when we are young are the stories we’re st…

Corporate Boards Need More Technologists — Here’s How CIOs Can Bridge the Divide Sapphire Ventures

Corporate Boards Need More Technologists — Here’s How CIOs Can Bridge the Divide Sapphire VenturesSo it’s a surprise that as technology becomes embedded in nearly every facet of a business, seasoned IT executives and chief information officers (CIOs) are still missing at the highest levels of corpor…

Punchh: Helping Retailers Understand Online and In-store Customers with their AI/ML Platform |…

Punchh: Helping Retailers Understand Online and In-store Customers with their AI/ML Platform | Sapphire VenturesConsumers are nowadays looking for experiences when they shop, go to restaurants or stay at a hotel. Psychological studies show that consumers are happier when they spend their money on ex…
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Sapphire Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Sapphire Ventures founded?

    Sapphire Ventures was founded in 2000.

  • Who are Sapphire Ventures key executives?

    Sapphire Ventures's key executives are Nino Marakovic, Kevin Diestel and Rajeev Dham.

  • Where is Sapphire Ventures headquarters?

    Sapphire Ventures headquarters is located at 3408 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto.

  • Where are Sapphire Ventures offices?

    Sapphire Ventures has an office in Palo Alto.

  • How many offices does Sapphire Ventures have?

    Sapphire Ventures has 1 office.