Annalise is a Partner at Sapphire Ventures where she focuses on investments primarily in Europe and Israel. She serves as a board director or observer at Matillion and Adverity and is also involved in Sapphire’s investments in Contentful, GitGuardian, Unmind, and Yapily. Annalise worked on the firm’s investment in Cazoo (NYSE: CZOO), Currencycloud (acquired by Visa), and Wandera (acquired by Jamf). Annalise is based out of London and was named a VC Rising Star by Venture Capital Journal in 2021.
Prior to joining Sapphire, Annalise was an investor at Atomico where she invested in European startups covering the UK market and enterprise sector. Previously, Annalise worked at LinkedIn in the San Francisco, London and Dublin offices where she contributed to corporate M&A, business operations, sales strategy and product finance. Early on in her career, she spent time at Morgan Stanley in the Technology Investment Banking Group.
Annalise holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University, studied abroad at Harbin Institute of Technology in China and earned an MBA from Stanford University, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Her travels started early with a transatlantic flight at just over two months old, and as an adult, she has lived in five countries on three continents and counting.
Adverity is a data intelligence platform enabling data-driven marketers to reduce complexity and deliver value by translating data into actionable insight. By automating the integration of hundreds of data sources, the platform provides a single view of marketing performance across the business.
CEO: Alexander Igelsböck
Cazoo’s mission is to transform the way people buy used cars in the UK by providing better selection, transparency, convenience and peace of mind.NYSE: CZOO
Contentful is the global leader in headless content management. Contentful’s platform integrates seamlessly with hundreds of other tools through open APIs and is used by brands such as Spotify, Urban Outfitters, Jack in the Box and many others to build digital experiences at scale.
CEO: Steve Sloan
Launched in London, Currencycloud is driving the transformation of the payments landscape to make international business and new markets accessible to everyone.
Acquired by Visa (2021)
GitGuardians is improving real-time secrets detection and security policies enforcement by empowering developers and security professionals with DevSecOps.
CEO: Jérémy Thomas
Matillion is a software company that offers purpose-built, native ELT solutions for cloud data platforms. Its products are designed and developed for fast-growing, tech-savvy, and intelligence- and data- driven companies that are leveraging the cloud to gain insights.
CEO: Matthew Scullion
Unmind is a leading workplace mental health platform, empowering 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.
CEO: Nick Taylor
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.
CEO: Stefano Vaccino
Wandera pioneered the world’s first cloud gateway for mobile to help security leaders manage risk and prevent threats in enterprise mobility. Wandera has the deepest visibility into the data coming in and out of mobile devices, assembling the industry’s largest mobile dataset and analyzing it in real-time.
Acquired by Jamf (2021)
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