Sapphire Ventures

Founded 2011
Founders Andreas Weiskam David Hartwig Doug Higgins Jai Das Nino Marakovic


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Total investments 288
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 174
Rounds per year 28.80
Lead investments 59
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 68
Key employees 12
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • Analytics
  • Information Technology

Sapphire Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1996. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. When the investment is from Sapphire Ventures the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The top activity for fund was in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 17 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Sapphire Ventures works on 5 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The fund was created by Andreas Weiskam, David Hartwig, Doug Higgins, Jai Das, Nino Marakovic. The overall number of key employees were 12.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight LinkedIn, One97 Communications, MuleSoft. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Internet, Analytics. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Sapphire Ventures, startups are often financed by Sutter Hill Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Focus Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Trinity Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Goldman Sachs, General Catalyst, Scale Venture Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Artificial Intelligence
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$16M25 Aug 2021 United States, Santa Monica


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Financial Exchanges
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$210M10 Aug 2021 United States, " United States"}

Yellow Messenger

Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service
Enterprise Software
$78M04 Aug 2021 India, Bengaluru

Mercury Technologies

Financial Services
Information Technology
$120M29 Jul 2021 United States, San Francisco


Automation/Workflow Software
Business/Productivity Software
Enterprise Software
Product Design
Product Management
UX Design
$150M26 Jul 2021 United States, Raleigh


Enterprise Software
$110M21 Jul 2021 United States, Los Angeles


Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
$300M09 Jul 2021 United States, San Jose


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Information Technology
Technical Support
$200M30 Jun 2021 United States, Mountain View
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