Sapphire Ventures

Sapphire Ventures

A fund of funds and venture capital firm in California that focuses on helping technology companies become Companies of Consequence

Sapphire Ventures is a fund of funds and venture capital firm in California that focuses on helping technology companies become Companies of Consequence. Founded 1996 in Palo Alto, California, United States by Andreas Weiskam, David Hartwig, Doug Higgins, Jai Das, and Nino Marakovic, the company invests in venture rounds. Its portfolio companies include Netskope, OpsRamp, Currencycloud, One97, and Highspot. As of February 2020, Sapphire Ventures has made 222 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 6, 2020, when Netskope raised $340M. Sapphire Ventures has had 70 exits, the most notable of which include Square, Fitbit, and Localytics. Sapphire Ventures has raised eight funds, their latest being Sapphire Ventures Fund IV. This fund was announced on December 18, 2019 and raised a total of $1.4B.

Timeline

1996

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A technology company that has developed solutions for making and receiving payments. It was founded in 2009 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Mixhalo is a technology company that has created a closed wifi network capable of transmitting audio in near real-time from a sound source to an app on a smartphone. It was founded in 2016 and is located in San Francisco, California.

DataRobot sells a machine learning platform that helps users build and deploy accurate predictive models. The Boston-based company was founded in 2012 by Jeremy Achin.

Segment is a company providing a data infrastructure for businesses.

A company offering a cloud platform for digital product creators and product development teams.

Moveworks is an AI, machine learning, enterprise natural language understanding (NLU) and chatbot platform that resolves IT Service Desk support issues.

OpsRamp is a IT Operations management software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that provides visibility and control of cloud and on-premises infrastructure and point tools through discovery, monitoring, alert management, artificial intelligence and automation.

A company offering a software platform for the commercial real estate industry that is leveraging big data and machine learning.

PlayVS is a company providing a platform for esports competitions for high school students.

Netskope is a cloud access security broker company. It provides a cloud-scale security platform for managing cloud usage in an enterprise.

InfluxData is a San Francisco-based company founded by Todd Persen.

Convercent is a global SaaS company recognized as a premier provider of enterprise level GRC (governance, risk management and compliance) management software.

JFrog is a company providing a binary repository management solution for software developers.

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Nino Marakovic

CEO & Managing Director

David Hartwig

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Elizabeth "Beezer" Clarkson

Managing Director

Jai Das

Co-founder, President & Managing Director

Rami Branitzky

Managing Director

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Currencycloud

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Moveworks

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Mike Butcher
April 21, 2020
TechCrunch
In the time many of us live in now, we all know our online media consumption is -- to state the obvious -- going through the roof. Subsequently, the amount of data pertaining to online marketing is, equally, reaching stratospheric heights and in recent years tech companies like Datorama and Funnel.io, SuperMetrics and Adverity have appeared to [...]
Frederic Lardinois
January 30, 2020
TechCrunch
OpsRamp, a service that helps IT teams discover, monitor, manage and -- maybe most importantly -- automate their hybrid environments, today announced that it has closed a $37.5 million funding round led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, with participation from existing investor Sapphire Ventures and new investor Hewlett Packard Enterprise. OpsRamp last raised funding in [...]
Kate Clark
December 20, 2019
TechCrunch
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate was in SF, Alex was in Providence, and there was a mountain of news to shovel through. If you're here because we mentioned linking to a certain story in the show notes, that's here. For [...]
Kate Clark
December 18, 2019
TechCrunch
Sapphire Ventures invests in Series B to pre-IPO enterprise tech companies.
Megan Hernbroth
December 18, 2019
Business Insider
The firm was originally named SAP Ventures for its primary corporate backer, but was spun off as Sapphire Ventures in 2014.

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