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Sapphire Ventures Hires Silicon Valley Veteran Scott Brown to Lead Marketing

PALO ALTO, Calif.Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Ventures, a leading venture capital firm with $2.5 billion under management that invests in emerging growth-stage companies and early-stage venture funds, today announced the hire of Scott Brown as Vice President of Marketing. A Silicon Valley veteran, Scott brings over 20 years of marketing experience to Sapphire Ventures, having served in a variety of marketing roles at technology giants Google, Facebook, Cisco and more.

As Vice President of Marketing, Scott will oversee the firm's marketing and communication activities. In this role, Scott will drive Sapphire's marketing strategy, digital channels and event execution to increase awareness of Sapphire's investment strategy and brand. He will also drive continued engagement with Sapphire's Portfolio Growth programs including the recently launched Sapphire Fellows program, participation in Sapphire's CXO Network, and the annual CIO Summit, which brings together hundreds of Global 2000 IT leaders and startup executives.

"Scott is an excellent addition to the Sapphire team," said Rami Branitzky, Managing Director and Portfolio Growth lead at Sapphire Ventures. "He is a marketing operator who has repeatedly scaled marketing programs and teams in high-growth companies like Google, Facebook and Cisco. He has the experience and skills we were looking for to both elevate Sapphire's profile as we move into new investment areas and experience rapid growth."

"Sapphire has a solid reputation for providing entrepreneurs with more value than just investment dollars, and for partners known for over-delivering on their promises," said Brown. "My job is to make sure that entrepreneurs and potential investors are aware of the value Sapphire delivers to attract the next generation of innovators."

Scott joins Sapphire Ventures after leading global product marketing at Quantcast, where he launched multiple SaaS products, following his roles at Facebook, Google and Cisco. He graduated from Northwestern University with a Master's in Integrated Marketing, and a bachelor's in journalism from Drake University.

About Sapphire Ventures

Sapphire Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on helping innovative technology companies become global category leaders. Leveraging nearly two decades of experience and an extensive global enterprise network, Sapphire Ventures invests capital, resources and expertise to enable its portfolio companies to scale rapidly. Whether entrepreneurs sell to businesses, consumers or both, Sapphire Ventures offers a powerful platform for business development and operational excellence to help them accelerate growth. With $2.5 billion under management via direct growth investments and early-stage fund investments, Sapphire Ventures is positioned to elevate companies to the global stage.