Growth Fund: Sapphire Ventures invests in high-growth, expansion-stage technology companies across the globe.

Startups—whether enterprise or consumer—face similar challenges when they get to the expansion stage. They need the support of experienced, focused and deep-pocketed investors who can help them stay competitive for the long haul. That’s where we come in.

We strive to partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs to help them build industry-leading businesses. Drawing on our global enterprise relationships and expertise in enterprise IT, we’ll do everything we can to help you rapidly scale. Our approach is collaborative, agile and efficient, providing support when you need it.

Investment Criteria

Product/market fit and
company stage

 

We look for companies with demonstrated product and market fit and revenue momentum.

 

This generally means you have at least $5 million to $10 million (or more) in annualized revenue and a record of strong returns on sales and marketing investments.

Check size and scope

 

We typically invest $10 million to $20 million (with flexibility to invest more or less) as part of our initial investment. And we have substantial additional capacity for follow-on investments.

 

We prefer to lead financing rounds in which we initially participate; although we will consider co-investment roles as part of larger fundraises.

Ongoing partnership

 

Like us, you are ambitious and passionate about building a great team and product. You are looking for an investor that will play a consistent and collaborative role.

 

We prefer to assume board positions and remain actively involved in the companies we fund.