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Welcoming Mahau Ma to Sapphire as an Operating Partner!

Welcoming Mahau Ma to Sapphire as an Operating Partner!
Firm News / August 25, 2022
Written by , Jai Das

We are excited to welcome Mahau Ma to the Sapphire team as an Operating Partner focused on helping our portfolio companies with their GTM strategy! 👏

Mahau joins us from Sapphire portfolio company MuleSoft, the provider of a widely used platform for integration and API management. He served most recently as SVP of Corporate Strategy, and before that, as CMO. Mahau’s 14 years at MuleSoft spanned its very early stage (<1M in revenue), through multiple stages of scale to IPO at $300M revenues and beyond to its acquisition and integration as a $1B+ business unit of Salesforce.

As CMO and later SVP of Corporate Strategy at Mulesoft, Mahau drove and supported cross-functional initiatives involving go-to-market strategy, packaging and pricing strategy, product strategy, M&A, organizational strategy, and other business-critical marketing and strategic functions.

Previously, Mahau held various marketing and sales enablement positions at TIBCO Software. Earlier, Mahau spent some years in VC at Trinity Ventures and cut his teeth as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mahau graduated from Harvard University with an AB in Economics and now lives in sunny San Diego, where his husband and twin 6-year-old boys keep him on his toes.

His areas of support for portfolio companies will include:

  • Developing and codifying GTM strategy and playbooks
  • Marketing strategies and approaches
  • Positioning, messaging, and category creation
  • Packaging/pricing

We can’t wait to see how Mahau helps our portfolio companies refine their marketing strategies, execute on proven GTM strategies, and define differentiated branding and positioning that drive business growth.

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