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Sapphire Ventures

Investor type Fund Of Funds
Founders Andreas Weiskam David Hartwig Doug Higgins Jai Das Nino Marakovic

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Total investments 334
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$62M
Portfolio companies 193
Rounds per year 30.36
Lead investments 69
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.42
Exits 82
Key employees 12
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

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

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Zesty.co

Big Data
Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Management
Information Technology
SaaS
Software
$75M13 Sep 2022 Israel, Tel Aviv District, Israel

StarTree

Analytics
PaaS
Software
$47M29 Aug 2022 Mountain View, California, United States

JupiterOne

Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Information Technology
Software
$70M02 Jun 2022 Morrisville, North Carolina, United States

StackHawk

Developer Tools
Security
Software
$20M12 May 2022 Denver, Colorado, United States

Qualified.com

B2B
CRM
E-Commerce
Marketing
Marketing Automation
SaaS
Sales
Sales Automation
$95M26 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

PAPER

EdTech
Education
Tutoring
$270M15 Feb 2022 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

JOMO Technologies

Brand Marketing
E-Commerce
Fashion
$930K04 Feb 2022 Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Chargebee

Billing
E-Commerce
FinTech
Payments
SaaS
Software
Subscription Service
$250M01 Feb 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

CaptivateIQ

Internet
SaaS
Sales
Software
$100M26 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States
News
Blockdaemon Raises $155 Million In Series B Funding Making it the World’s Largest Blockchain Node Infrastructure Company

– Blockdaemon closed a Series B funding round of USD $155m with a valuation of $1.255b, making it the world’s largest blockchain infrastructure company for node management and staking.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from Matrix Capital Management, Sapphire Ventures, and Morgan Creek Digital.
– This follows the company’s Series A Round in June 2021 of $28m, as well as previous strategic investments, bringing the total to just under $190m.
– Over the last 90 days, Blockdaemon has significantly accelerated its growth and increased its managed node count from 8,000 to 18,000, more than doubling its operational footprint.

Matillion raises $150M at a $1.5B valuation for its low-code approach to integrating disparate data sources

– Matillion, a startup that helps companies harness their data, raised $150m in funding.
– The round was led by General Atlantic and joined by Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
– The company has hundreds of enterprise customers, including Western Union, FOX, Sony, Slack, National Grid, Peet’s Coffee and Cisco.
– The startup was founded in Manchester (it now also has a base in Denver), and this makes it one of a handful of tech startups out of the city — others we’ve recently covered include The Hut Group, Peak AI and Fractory — now hitting the big leagues and helping to put it on the innovation map as an urban center to watch.

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