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

Startups—whether enterprise or consumer-focused—face similar challenges when they get to the expansion and later stages. 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 relationships, experience in growing technology companies, and our portfolio of Portfolio Growth services, we’ll do everything we can to help you rapidly scale. Our approach is collaborative, agile and efficient, providing support when you need it.

Latest Investments

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Alation

Alation’s enterprise collaborative data platform empowers employees inside of data-driven enterprises to find, understand, and use the right data for better, faster business decisions. Alation combines the power of machine learning with human insight to automatically capture information about what the data describes, where the data comes from, who’s using it and how it’s used.

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Contentful

Contentful powers digital experiences for major brands around the globe. Its content infrastructure provides developers a powerful set of APIs to manage, integrate, and deliver content to any device or service -- be it mobile apps, IoT devices in the home, SaaS products, Super Bowl campaigns, smart car dashboards, digital signage, VR and AR experiences, or the next big platform yet to come.

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DataRobot

DataRobot offers an enterprise machine learning platform that empowers users of all skill levels to develop and deploy machine learning and AI faster. Incorporating a library of hundreds of the most powerful open source machine learning algorithms, the DataRobot platform automates, trains, and evaluates models in parallel, delivering AI applications at scale. DataRobot provides the fastest path to AI success for organizations of all sizes.

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Project44

project44 is the world’s leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. project44 connects, automates, and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. Leveraging the power of the cloud-based project44 platform, organizations are able to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers.

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Pendo

Pendo is a product cloud that provides user insight, user guidance and user communication for digital product teams. With Pendo, these product teams can understand product usage, collect feedback, measure NPS, onboard users, and announce new features in app—all without requiring engineering resources.

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Reonomy

Reonomy enables lenders, brokers and investors to win more business, close more deals and make better and faster decisions. The company offers powerful analytics and a vast array of validated property- and market-level data, collected continuously and delivered via easy-to-use web-based software and data APIs.

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Outreach

Outreach, the leading customer engagement platform, automates and prioritizes customer touch points throughout the customer lifecycle, resulting in increased productivity for revenue teams. Thousands of customers rely on Outreach to increase efficiency and effectiveness of reps, drive collaboration between sales, marketing, and success, and deliver revenue lift.

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Auth0

Auth0, a global leader in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), provides thousands of enterprise customers with a Universal Identity Platform for their web, mobile, IoT, and internal applications. Its extensible platform seamlessly authenticates and secures more than 1.5B logins per month, making it loved by developers and trusted by global enterprises.

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Thoughtspot

ThoughtSpot, the leader in search & AI-driven analytics for enterprises, is helping the largest companies in the world succeed in the digital era by putting the power of a thousand analysts in every business person’s hands. With ThoughtSpot’s next-generation analytics platform, business people can use Google-like search to easily analyze complex, large-scale enterprise data and get trusted insights to questions they didn’t know to ask, automatically – all with a single click.

By the Numbers

$2.5B+Assets Under Management

20IPOs

30+M&A exits

50+Active Investments

Investment Criteria

Product/Market Fit & 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 & Scope

 

We typically invest $10 to $50 million (with flexibility to invest more or less) as part of our initial investment. 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.

News & Perspectives

Head Over Heels for Headless

Today we are excited to announce our lead investment in Contentful, a Berlin-based company transforming the content management space by going headless, who is today closing their series D funding at $33.5 million. We first met Sascha Konietzke, CEO and...

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The Right COO Will Take Your Company to the Next Level — Here’s How to Find Your Match

Over the years — as an operating executive, angel investor, board member, and now a VC at Sapphire Ventures — I’ve enjoyed being a sounding board and advisor to dozens of amazing startup CEOs. A common topic that CEOs want...

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Alation: Finding Truth in Data

Despite promises to the contrary, businesses today must spend a great deal of time and effort collecting data. Even in 2019, many organizations still have a hard time with the basics of locating relevant business data and the context necessary...

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