Annalise Dragic


Based in London, UK

About Annalise

Based out of London, Annalise is a Partner at Sapphire Ventures where she primarily focuses on European and Israeli SaaS companies. 

She is on the boards of Matillion and Adverity, and is involved in Sapphire’s investments in Contentful, GitGuardian, Unmind, and Yapily. She also worked on the firm’s investment in Cazoo (NYSE: CZOO), Currencycloud (acquired by Visa), and Wandera (acquired by Jamf). For her work, she was named a VC Rising Star by Venture Capital Journal.

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.

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Focus Areas

  • Europe
  • B2B SaaS
  • FinTech
  • Data
  • Future of Work
  • ESG

Annalise has quickly become an invaluable partner to the executive team at Yapily. She is a thoughtful, steady and strategic investor – providing insights that have helped us navigate our rapidly growing business. She is a true thought partner. Her unique understanding of the Open Finance landscape paired with her passion for the industry is helping us navigate and drive Yapily’s success.

Stefano Vaccino

CEO, Yapily


  • Adverity

    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

    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.


    IPO 2021

  • Contentful

    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

  • Currencycloud

    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)

  • GitGuardian

    GitGuardians is improving real-time secrets detection and security policies enforcement by empowering developers and security professionals with DevSecOps.

    CEO: Jérémy Thomas

  • Matillion

    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

    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

    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

    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)