Kevin Diestel

Principal

Kevin brings growth-stage investing experience to the Sapphire Ventures team. He led the firm’s investment in and sits on the boards of Culture Amp and Sun Basket. Kevin also works with Convercent, Fitbit (FIT), IEX, InklingIntegral Ad ScienceJibe, Kaltura and Socrata, and previously worked on the sales of GroundworkVendavo and Zend. Before joining Sapphire Ventures in 2012, he worked at Shamrock Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles-based growth private equity firm, where he evaluated investments in the media, entertainment and communications sectors. Prior to his private equity career, Kevin worked at Merrill Lynch in its investment banking division in Los Angeles.

Kevin received a BS in business economics and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and received the Ernest C. Arbuckle Award for contributing most to the fulfillment of the goals and integrity of the school.