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David Hartwig
Partner, Sapphire Ventures
David Hartwig
Partner, Sapphire Ventures
Palo Alto, CA

Dave is a co-founder and partner of Sapphire Ventures. He has been working in venture capital since 1997 because he enjoys collaborating with driven, knowledgeable founders, and being involved with technologies and businesses that can change the world. His interests are wide ranging and his experiences include: analytics, digital health and wellness, enterprise SaaS, FinTech/FinServices, infrastructure, IoT and security.

Dave is currently a member of the board (director or observer) at BrightfieldLeanDataMedable, and StackHawk. He also co-led the firm’s investment in IEX, SWORD Health and Yugabyte.

Dave’s previous investments at Sapphire include: 23andMe (NASDAQ: ME), Alfresco (acquired by THL Partners), Datria (acquired by Intelligrated), FitBit (NYSE: FIT), Kaltura (NASDAQ: KLTR), Livongo (NASDAQ: LVGO), Lithium Technologies (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), Looker (Acquired by Google Cloud), PayScale (acquired by Warburg Pincus), Ping Identity (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), Phoenix Labs (acquired by Sea’s Garena), Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), Reonomy (acquired by Altus Group), Ticketfly (acquired by Pandora), Tradewind Markets, and Tremor Video (NYSE: TLRA).

Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures in 2006, Dave helped start the tech venture capital team within American Capital and was a member of the communications investing team at Battery Ventures from 1997-2004. He began his career at Deloitte Consulting where he worked on large-scale software rollouts and the supporting network and process redesigns within technology and healthcare focused clients.

Dave has a BSE in operations research from Princeton and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He’s interested in hearing about the best book you’ve read recently.

Focus Areas
  • Analytics
  • Healthcare
  • SaaS
  • Fintech
  • Infrastructure
  • Security
  • IoT
Dave’s style, and that of the entire firm, is really supportive of entrepreneurs and their visions. Dave knows when to let the entrepreneur operate, but also when to push and probe on an area to just the right amount of detail.
Noah Breslow, CEO, OnDeck