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

Latest-Investments-CEOs-Mercury
Mercury

Mercury is building full-stack banking for startups, including FDIC-insured bank accounts, physical & virtual debit cards, domestic & international wires, and integrations with the tools your startup uses. Plus we offer premium features like API access, custom team management, and much more. And you can connect to top investors through Mercury Raise, helping early-stage founders raise seed rounds. Launched in 2019, Mercury is based in the Silicon Valley. Head to mercury.com/signup to apply in minutes, from anywhere.

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Yapily

Yapily is an Open Banking infrastructure provider, allowing companies to seamlessly access financial data and initiate payments. Designed and built for Open Finance, Yapily enables better and fairer financial products for everyone. The company has raised $68.4m in funding to date, and provides infrastructure for industry leaders including American Express, Intuit Quickbooks, Moneyfarm, and BUX. Headquartered in London, U.K., Yapily employs over 90 people and continues to scale rapidly.

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FloQast

FloQast is the leader in accounting workflow automation created by accountants for accountants to work smarter, not harder. The cloud-based, AI-enhanced software is trusted by more than 1,000 accounting teams, including those at Lyft, Twilio, Instacart, Zoom and The Golden State Warriors – and proud to be rated #1 across all user review sites. By automating common accounting workflows and helping to streamline and make them more efficient, FloQast is the place where accounting teams want to work so they can focus on what matters most, even when that’s just going home on time. Learn more at floqast.com.

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Tesseract

Tesseract is a diversified financial services and investment management innovator in digital assets, powered by world-class technology. Founded in 2017, Tesseract is a forerunner in the ever-evolving digital asset sector and has multi-disciplinary expertise in providing industry-leading solutions in investments, portfolio management, capital markets operations, and blockchain technology. A high-growth, cash-flow positive operation, Tesseract manages hundreds of millions in assets for its customers, is regulated by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority, and operates globally.

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Unmind

Founded in 2016, Unmind is a leading workplace mental health platform, empowering more than 2.5 million employees around the world to live more fulfilling and balanced lives. Underpinned by clinical psychology and powered by technology, the platform helps employees proactively measure, understand, and nurture their own mental health across seven core areas of wellbeing – fulfilment, coping, calmness, happiness, connection, health, and sleep. With Unmind, leaders are empowered to drive positive cultural change across their organisation by accessing aggregated and anonymised insights into the wellbeing of their people. Uber, Virgin Media, Samsung, Gymshark, and the UK’s NHS are some of the many organisations that have partnered with Unmind to create a world where mental health is universally understood, nurtured, and celebrated.

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JupiterOne

JupiterOne is a cyber asset management and governance solution company, providing visibility and security into your entire cyber asset universe. JupiterOne creates a contextual knowledge base using graphs and relationships as the single source of truth for an organization’s cyber asset operations. With JupiterOne, teams can discover, monitor, understand, and act on changes in their digital environments. Cloud resources, ephemeral devices, identities, access rights, code, pull requests, and much more are collected, graphed, and monitored automatically by JupiterOne.

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Chargebee

Chargebee is the subscription billing and revenue management platform that automates revenue operations of over 3000 high-growth subscription-based businesses from startups to enterprises. Its SaaS platform helps subscription businesses across verticals – SaaS, eCommerce, e-learning, IoT, Publications etc. manage and grow their revenue by automating operations around subscriptions, billing, invoicing, payments and revenue recognition and it provides key metrics, reports and insights into their business. Founded in 2011, Chargebee today includes businesses across 60 countries, like Okta, Freshworks, Calendly and Study.com amongst its customers. Learn more about Chargebee at www.chargebee.com

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Degreed

Degreed is the workforce upskilling platform for one in three Fortune 50 companies. Degreed integrates and curate all the resources people use to learn — including learning management systems and millions of courses, videos, articles, books, and podcasts. Then it uses behavioral and data science to analyze everyone’s skills to automatically personalize career development based on their jobs, strengths, and goals. Founded in 2012, Degreed is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with additional offices in Salt Lake City, New York, London, Amsterdam, and Brisbane. Learn more about Degreed: Website | YouTube | LinkedIn | Twitter

6Sense CEO Jason Zintak
6Sense

The 6sense Account Engagement Platform helps B2B organizations achieve predictable revenue growth by putting the power of AI, big data, and machine learning behind every member of the revenue team. Led by Jason Zintak , 6sense uncovers anonymous buying behavior, prioritizes accounts for sales and marketing, and enables them to engage resistant buying teams with personalized, multi-channel, multi-touch campaigns. 6sense helps revenue teams know everything they need to know about their buyers so they can easily do anything needed to generate more opportunities, increase deal size, get into opportunities sooner, and compete and win more often.

By the Numbers

~$4B

Assets Under Management

20+

IPOs

35+

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 less or up to $100 million) 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

From Visualizing to Realizing the Future of Video: A Big Congrats to Kaltura on the IPO

As Kaltura embarks on this next chapter of their journey, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on what has made Kaltura so special, on the market opportunity for video today and on what’s ahead.

Supercharging Open Banking to Create Better Financial Services: Why We’re Excited to Lead Yapily’s Series B

Yapily is helping companies create better financial services for everyone, which is why we are thrilled to back Yapily, and lead their Series B.

The Power of Payments: Why the European Payments Market is Hotter than Ever

At Sapphire, we are excited about the startups disrupting incumbent payments infrastructure players. We see Europe playing a central role in this unbundling, which has been driven by regulation, the expansion of the digital economy and an increasingly global-from-day-one merchant customer base.