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.

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HQPalo Alto, US
Founded2000
Websitesapphireventures.com
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

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...

Sapphire Ventures hires Patterson as talent network VP

Sapphire Ventures has named Elizabeth Patterson as vice president of talent network. Previously, Patterson worked at Wildcat Venture Partners and Mohr Davidow Ventures.

Sapphire Ventures promotes four

Palo Alto, California-based Sapphire Ventures announced it has promoted Anders Ranum, Kevin Diestel and Rajeev Dham each to partner, and Winter Mead to principal.

OpsRamp grabs $20 mln from Sapphire Ventures

San Jose, California-based OpsRamp, the enterprise IT management platform for hybrid environments, has raised $20 million in funding. The investor was Sapphire Ventures.

Sapphire Ventures appoints Gordish as marketing VP

Sapphire Ventures has hired Stefanie Gordish as vice president of marketing. Previously, Gordish worked at Marketo where she led communications.
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Sapphire Ventures Blogs

Alation: Finding Truth in Data

Despite promises to the contrary, businesses today must spend a great deal of time and effort collecting data. Even in 2019, many organizations still have a hard time with the basics of locating relevant business data and the context necessary to make it accessible to business-intelligence users. Th…

Tools Every Startup CFO Needs to Succeed

This is a guest post from Rob Krolik, General Partner and CFO at Burst Capital.There are currently more than 60 active CFO searches for startups in Silicon Valley. Despite the importance of the role — particularly for later stage startups eyeing IPOs — it’s a notoriously tough one to fill.Why? Becau…

The New Science and Art of Customer Engagement

SAP’s Executive Board Member Adaire Fox-Martin discusses the new requirements for engaging customers with Todd Olson, CEO at Pendo.It’s a herculean effort to win over customers today. With an explosion of products and services and with information about new technologies just a click or two away, tea…

The Big Opportunity in Small Business

Startups that serve small businesses can become massive successes. Shopify, MINDBODY, GoDaddy, Trulia, Zillow, and Yelp are just a few now-public companies that discovered and built multi-year relationships with hundreds of thousands or even millions of small business customers, which were were the …

Head Over Heels for Headless

Today we are excited to announce our lead investment in Contentful, a Berlin-based company transforming the content management space by going headless, who is today closing their series D funding at $33.5 million.We first met Sascha Konietzke, CEO and co-founder, not long after the company was forme…

How AI Is (and Is Not) Transforming the Workplace

Ali Ghodsi, CEO of Databricks, outlines the concept of “boring AI”At Sapphire’s 2018 CIO Summit, Databricks’ CEO Ali Ghodsi pointed out that the biggest gains in AI are quite boring. Shiny solutions like self-driving cars, Google Home, and Alexa may dominate headlines, but the real opportunities for…
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Sapphire Ventures Company Life and Culture

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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.