Sapphire’s Portfolio Growth team is here to help you scale.

Through our global network, experience, resources, and expertise, we enable entrepreneurs to maximize your company’s potential as quickly as possible to achieve market leadership.

Business Development

Innovation Briefings

When Global 2000 executives visit Silicon Valley, we help them connect with emerging startups that can address their business challenges. We organize more than 40 innovation sessions and executive briefings throughout the year, carefully matching conversations with portfolio companies.

CIO Network

Understanding what is top of mind for the CIO is key to helping us provide value to our portfolio companies and executive network.  Our exclusive CIO network and invite-only CIO Summit conference arm our portfolio with sophisticated product and strategy feedback from potential customers and partners in the Global 2000 ranks.

SV Explorer

Staying on top of the constantly evolving technology landscape is a challenge for today’s CIO.  SV Explorer is a free platform that makes it easier for CIOs to discover, evaluate and share emerging technologies through a searchable and curated list of start-ups.

Explore SVExplorer

Talent Network

Planning & Strategy

Deciding what your next key executive hire will be or filling an open position are strategic and critical decisions for your business. Our experienced operators and talent professionals are here to provide insight, advice and mentorship as you build out your executive team.

Compensation Metrics & Benchmarking

We participate in the Venture Capital Executive Compensation Survey, which helps our CEOs understand industry pay practices. With inputs from 1,300+ startups, the VCECS  report provides robust insight into salary and equity compensation.

Executive Talent

Hiring the right executive talent can make or break your business. Our dedicated team understands your talent needs and will make introductions to top industry talent and recruiting firms to help you find the best fit for your company.

Sapphire Fellows

We believe that brilliant and tested leaders are key to helping companies scale quickly. The Sapphire Fellows Program matches experts across a variety of functional areas with our portfolio to help them as they rapidly grow and scale.

Meet the Fellows

Portfolio Company Careers

Are you a candidate looking for your next role with a market-leading start-up?  Sapphire aggregates open positions with our portfolio companies on our Careers page. Come explore the opportunities open now.

Portfolio Careers

Marketing & PR

Marketing Strategy & Planning

Successfully building your brand takes time, effort and planning. Our team is here to help entrepreneurs strategize and build the best plan to get your message out in the most impactful way.

PR & Media Network Connections

Mastering the media landscape is daunting, but critical to building your brand. Our team will help connect you to right PR and media resources, letting you focus on sharing your brand and message.

Content Sharing & Social Amplification

We love to share, promote and amplify our portfolio’s news and thought leadership across our social channels. Let us know when you have something to share so we can help you spread the word.

Global CXO Network

Global CXO Network

We collaborate closely with C-level executives at Global 2000 companies across a variety of industries. These corporate leaders rely on us for insights into startup-led disruption, analysis of key emerging technologies, guidance on  innovation programs, and connections to a vetted pool of startups in our global network.

Events & Exposure

CIO Summit

Each year, the Sapphire’s CIO Summit convenes hundreds of enterprise IT leaders, startup executives and investors to explore today’s most compelling and cutting-edge innovations in enterprise IT.

See more about the CIO Summit 2018

Thematic Conferences

Sapphire hosts deep dive events focused on specific sectors, technologies or trends to build the conversation between start-ups, their customers and other investors.  Sign up for the Sapphire email list to learn about upcoming events.

Networking Events & Dinners

Startup executives, across functions  benefit from meeting and learning from their peers and industry leaders. Every month, we host intimate dinners and salons geared toward connecting our portfolio executives with each other, and with leaders in their respective field.

Workshops

With topics on everything from design thinking to ASC 606 planning to building your skills as a CFO, our workshops are designed to help our companies navigate the tactical challenges all businesses face as they rapidly scale and expand globally.

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Operational Excellence

Capital Markets & Finance Strategy

We have a dedicated team to help you navigate the capital markets, from planning milestones for a private round, to evaluating and negotiating venture debt options, to advising on M&A options. Additionally, we can introduce you  to the right investment bankers to drive value in an IPO or M&A process.

Benchmarking Database

With more than 100+ investments and 50+ exit events under our belt, we know what the patterns of hyper-performance look like. Our robust, private benchmarking database of performance data from startups of all stages provides users with targeted analysis and best-in-class metrics.

By the Numbers

300+Global 2000 customer introductions annually

75+Industry-focused events and CXO innovation briefings in 2018

1,500+Event attendees in 2018

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