Doug Higgins

Managing Director

  • "We have gained valuable advice and assistance from Doug Higgins in his role as a board member and trusted advisor to our exec team." - Jason Liu, CEO, Savo Group

Doug joined Sapphire Ventures at the beginning of 2008 and manages the firm’s investments in Convercent, Jibe, Localytics, Phoenix LabsReturn PathSpring Mobile Solutions and Tonal. He is interested in next-generation mobile and enterprise SaaS solutions, as well as the intersection of sports, media and disruptive technologies.

Doug has worked for a venture-backed startup as well as for one of his entrepreneurial heroes, George Lucas. He launched the business development group for Lucasfilm, creating strategic partnerships for Star Wars prequels. Doug started his career in investment banking, with a focus on technology, at Robertson Stephens. More recently, he managed the Intel 64 fund at Intel Capital. Doug has lived in Madrid, Spain, Santiago, Chile and Walker, Minnesota. He graduated with a BA from Duke University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, both with high honors.