Partnering with Visionary Teams to Build Companies of Consequence

Congratulations to our investments that are moving on to the next chapter in their growth.  We’re proud to have helped these companies on their journey, and wish them continued success.  Read more about how Sapphire helped these companies scale.

ACQUIRED

IRI

Retail Solutions

Transforming data into sales and profit through industry-leading retail intelligence.

ACQ. BY: IRI

ACQUIRED

PURE STORAGE

Portworx

Leading Kubernetes data services platform enterprises trust to run mission-critical applications.

ACQ. BY: PURE STORAGE

IPO

NASDAQ: FROG

JFrog

“Liquid Software” enabling the flow of software from the developer’s keystrokes to production.

NASDAQ: FROG

IPO

NASDAQ: SUMO

Sumo Logic

The pioneer in continuous intelligence, enabling organizations to address data challenges and opportunities.

NASDAQ: SUMO

ACQUIRED

Twilio

Segment

Customer data infrastructure that businesses use to put their customers first.

ACQ. BY: Twilio

ACQUIRED

HIREVUE

AllyO

Leading end-to-end recruiting AI software that automates tedious and time-consuming pieces of talent acquisition.

ACQ. BY: HIREVUE

Latest Investments

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BetterUp

BetterUp is the global leader in mobile-based professional coaching, counseling and mentorship. BetterUp combines coaching with AI technology and behavioral science to deliver personalized behavior change at scale, improving the wellbeing, adaptability and effectiveness of the workforce. With a network of over 2,000 coaches, BetterUp offers coaching in 49 languages across 66 countries. Used by more than 300 companies, BetterUp drives transformational behavior change, resulting in improved business outcomes across organizations and inspires professionals everywhere to pursue their lives with greater clarity, purpose and passion.

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Flowhaven

Flowhaven is the leading brand licensing management platform enabling licensing professionals to automate every phase of the brand licensing workflow, including planning and strategy, account and agreement management, content distribution, design approvals, royalty reporting and more. Flowhaven is a Licensing International member with offices in London, Los Angeles, and Helsinki.

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OwnBackup

OwnBackup, the leading cloud-to-cloud backup and restore platform, provides secure, automated, daily backups of SaaS and PaaS data, as well as sophisticated data compare and restore tools for disaster recovery. Helping nearly 3,000 businesses worldwide protect critical cloud data, OwnBackup covers data loss and corruption caused by human errors, malicious intent, integration errors, and rogue applications. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., with R&D, support, and other functions in Tel Aviv and London, OwnBackup is the solution of choice for some of the world’s largest users of SaaS applications.

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Dremio

Dremio reimagines the data lake service to deliver fast time to analytics, eliminating the need for expensive proprietary systems by providing data warehouse functionality and beyond. Dremio eliminates the need to copy and move data to proprietary data warehouses or create cubes, aggregation tables and BI extracts, providing flexibility and control for Data Architects, and self-service for Data Consumers. Founded in 2015, Dremio is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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Gorgias

Gorgias helps independent ecommerce brands turn their support center into a profit center. By centralizing customer interactions and automating responses to repetitive questions, support agents will become sales associates who spend more time on meaningful, profitable interactions with customers.

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Aglet

Aglet is a publisher and developer of sneaker-focused, location-based spatial commerce experiences for Gen-Z. Aglet was created to reimagine the commerce experience by fusing virtual and physical worlds and location-based gameplay.

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Current

Current is a leading U.S. challenger bank serving the needs of people who have been overlooked by traditional banks. Current has a mission to improve financial outcomes and a commitment to providing its members faster and better access to their money with early direct deposits, free overdraft, points for cash back and access to free ATMs nationwide. Its proprietary Current Core technology allows Current to provide banking services without overdraft fees, minimum balance requirements, or hidden fees. Stuart Sopp founded the company in 2015 and is based in New York City.

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Verbit

Verbit is a leading interactive transcription and captioning solution. Verbit’s in-house, AI-based technology is able to transform both live and recorded video and audio into 99% accurate captions and transcripts for the higher education, legal, media and enterprise industries. The combination of Verbit’s in-house ASR (Automated Speech Recognition) technology with human transcribers provides a competitive advantage and quick turnaround times. Verbit offers accuracy, scale and customization that professionals and students depend on for ADA, FCC and privacy compliance. Users are provided with domain expertise, top technology, 24/7 support and a tailor-made solution for individual customer needs. As a result, businesses, legal agencies and universities can increase operational capacity, provide accessibility and serve more clients and students.

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Medable

Medable is on a mission to get effective therapies to patients faster by transforming clinical drug development with disruptive technologies. The company’s digital platform streamlines design, recruitment, retention and data quality for decentralized trials, replacing siloed systems with integrated digital tools, data and interfaces to accelerate trial execution. Medable connects patients, sites and clinical trial teams to improve patient access, experience, and outcomes.

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ActivTrak

ActivTrak helps companies unlock productivity potential. Its award-winning workforce analytics and productivity management software provides expert insights that empower people, optimize processes, and maximize technology. Additionally, with data sourced from more than 8,000 customers and over 100,000 users, ActivTrak’s Workforce Productivity Lab is a global center for ground-breaking research and expertise that helps companies embrace and embody the future of work.

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StackHawk

StackHawk, an application security SaaS startup in Denver, CO, empowers engineers to easily find and fix application security bugs at any stage of software development. With a strong founding team that has deep experience in security and DevOps, and some of the best venture investors in the business, StackHawk is putting application security testing into the hands of engineers.

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Restream

Restream is the leading multiplatform live streaming service, combining a professional-grade streaming studio — including branded live streams, analytics, and audience engagement tools — with the ability to stream simultaneously to 30+ top social platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Twitch, and more. Founded in Ukraine in 2015, Restream’s user base has expanded from gamers to a diverse and massive community of 2M+ creators including Fortune 500’s, technology companies, SMB’s, media & entertainment firms, politicians, celebrities, influencers, and many more. Restream has a global community in 80+ countries with headquarters in Austin, Texas, and a tech & product team in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Mobile Coaching and the Employee Renaissance: Why We’re Excited to Back BetterUp

With its unique approach to employee coaching, BetterUp has leaped to the head of the pack among employee professional development and wellness platforms. That’s why we’re thrilled to back co-founder and CEO Alexi Robichaux and his team, and are excited to invest in BetterUp’s $125 million Series D funding round.

A SPACtacular Future: The Rapid Rise of SPACs & What Comes Next

All in all, a SPAC can be a good deal for all parties involved, but like anything in life, there’s no free lunch, so let’s examine in what circumstances do SPACs really work to support the entrepreneurial enterprises we care about here at Sapphire.

A New Way to Achieve Board Diversity: Announcing Our Founding Partnership with All Raise’s Board Xcelerate Program

Sapphire Ventures is proud to share that we have partnered with All Raise to launch Board Xcelerate, a brand new program specifically designed to diversify the boards of private, venture-backed companies.