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.

Type
Investor
HQ
Palo Alto, US
Founded
2000
Sapphire Ventures was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, US

Key People at Sapphire Ventures

Nino Marakovic

Nino Marakovic

CEO & Managing Director
Jai Das

Jai Das

Managing Director
Andreas Weiskam

Andreas Weiskam

Managing Director
David Hartwig

David Hartwig

Managing Director
Doug Higgins

Doug Higgins

Managing Director
Elizabeth Clarkson

Elizabeth Clarkson

Managing Director
Anders Ranum

Anders Ranum

Venture Partner
Eugene Chou

Eugene Chou

Associate
Kevin Diestel

Kevin Diestel

Principal
Lulu Peng

Lulu Peng

Associate
Dongwon Lee

Dongwon Lee

Associate
Phil Orr

Phil Orr

Associate
Rajeev Dham

Rajeev Dham

VP
Winter Mead

Winter Mead

VP

Sapphire Ventures Office Locations

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

Sapphire Ventures Investment Portfolio

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Sapphire Ventures News and Updates

Enterprise data management platform Reltio raises $40 million

Reltio, a company that specializes in giving enterprises data, insights, and recommendations through its cloud-based data management platform as a service (PaaS), has raised $40 million in a Series C round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Sapphire Ventures, with participation fr…

The winner of the meal kit market won’t be a meal kit company at all

 Now, meal kit companies are facing an onslaught of competition from newcomers and big food brands alike. Turning a profit has proven elusive. And somewhat embarrassingly, it looks like meal kit companies need to emulate the brick-and-mortar groceries and online retailers they once criticized for ov…

Unicorn Outcomes: Sequoia Capital Sees The Most $1B+ Exits And Tends To Get In Early

There have been 141 exits of private companies globally valued at $1B+ from 2009 through 3/27/2017. We define a “unicorn exit” as a merger, acquisition, or IPO of a VC-backed company in which the valuation at exit is $1B+, regardless … Continued

The Top 100 Venture Capitalists

For the second year in a row, we worked with The New York Times to identify and rank the top 100 venture capital professionals using the CB Insights Investor Mosaic algorithm. In a purely data-driven / algorithmic ranking, we used CB Insights data, gathered via … Continued

Looker catches the fancy of CapitalG, Goldman and Geodesic with $81.5M Series D

 Business intelligence platform Looker is announcing a wholesome $81.5 million Series D today led by CapitalG, Alphabet’s cleverly named growth investment arm. Goldman Sachs and Geodesic Capital helped fill out the round, joining existing investors, KPCB, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint and Sapp…

Data analytics startup Looker raises $81.5 million led by Alphabet’s CapitalG

Looker, which provides software for businesses to sort through their endless streams of data, announced today new funding of $81.5 million. The round was led by CapitalG (formerly Google Capital). Looker’s subscription service offers companies a wide range of options, from visual dashboards to the a…
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