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.

HQPalo Alto, CA, US
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Sapphire Ventures was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Sapphire Ventures

Nino Marakovic

Nino Marakovic

CEO & Managing Director
Kevin Diestel

Kevin Diestel

Rajeev Dham

Rajeev Dham

Managing Director
Anders Ranum

Anders Ranum

Jai Das

Jai Das

partner, president and co-founder
Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson

Principal, Vice President
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Sapphire Ventures Office Locations

Sapphire Ventures has offices in Palo Alto and London
Palo Alto, CA, US (HQ)
3408 Hillview Ave
London, GB
42-46 Princelet St, Shadwell
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Sapphire Ventures News and Updates

Sapphire Ventures Raises $1.7 Billion After Year of Big Exits

Sapphire Ventures Raises $1.7 Billion After Year of Big Exits

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...
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Sapphire Ventures Blogs

Flipping & Financings: What European Founders Need to Know about Flipping to a U.S.

Flipping & Financings: What European Founders Need to Know about Flipping to a U.S. Company Structure Credit: UnsplashGmbH. SAS. Ltd. For many of us this can be alphabet soup and at the mere mention of legal structuring we yawn. The reality is that compared to U.S. peers, legal structures for Eu…

What is the Open Data Ecosystem and Why it’s Here To Stay

How today’s open data ecosystem companies are bringing the Big Data promise to lifeToday’s companies are collecting massive amounts of data to better understand their customers and to make better, more informed business decisions. Frequently, all of this data resides across dozens, sometimes thousan…

A SPACtacular Future: The Rapid Rise of SPACs & What Comes Next | Sapphire Ventures

SPACs. You can’t read the news these days without hearing about them. This time last year, SPACs were mostly a curiosity, but today, with 128 SPACs having gone public in the first 40 days of 2021, they’ve become a phenomenon-one that clearly speaks to public demand to invest in earlier-stage growth …

How Automation & Low Code/No Code Platforms Help Power our Lives: 4 Trends Driving Adoption |…

How Automation & Low Code/No Code Platforms Help Power our Lives: 4 Trends Driving Adoption | Sapphire VenturesIt’s time to retire the phrase “The robots are coming” — the robots are already here. Almost three centuries after the first Industrial Revolution liberated human workers from tedious p…

Category Creation: A Marketing Strategy for Long-Term Differentiation | Sapphire Ventures

In the early 2000s, Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah created a suite of software tools for marketing and sales. By 2012, their team had grown to over 300 employees , their product suite expanded to include social media, content management, web analytics and search engine optimization.By 2014, they h…

7 Tips for European Female Founders Fundraising Right Now

The events of 2020 have compounded the issues female founders face all over the world. In the U.S., despite overall VC funding remaining stable, funding for female founders fell to 2017 levels in the third quarter and decreased on an annual basis last year, according to Pitchbook.In Europe, the situ…
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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 offices in Palo Alto and London.

  • How many offices does Sapphire Ventures have?

    Sapphire Ventures has 2 offices.