Demi Obayomi

Vice President

Based in San Francisco, USA

About Demi

Demi joined Sapphire Ventures in 2021 where he focuses on growth-stage investments in high potential software and internet companies. He is actively involved with Sapphire’s investment in yellow.ai and has worked on investments in  6Sense, CaptivateIQ, FloQast, Gem, Paradox, and Qualified. Previously, Demi was a venture capital investor in both San Francisco and New York City where he made investments across stages and in various sectors including B2B software, marketplaces, and healthcare. Prior to his investing career, Demi was a member of the investment banking team at Goldman Sachs.

Demi studied Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with Honors. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and continues to support the university’s ecosystem through various initiatives such as A-Level Capital, an angel investment group he co-founded. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Demi lived in Nigeria and Canada.

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investments

  • yellow.ai

    yellow.ai (formerly Yellow Messenger) is the world’s leading conversational CX automation platform that brings the best of AI and human intelligence together, to automate Customer Experience for large brands and enterprises.

    CEO: Raghu Ravinutala

  • Gem

    Gem’s modern recruiting platform helps businesses attract top talent through custom, automated outreach and gain insight into their candidate pipeline to improve hiring speed, quality, and diversity. Companies like Square, Twilio, Cisco, and Lyft are leveraging Gem to 5x their recruiting productivity.

    CEO: Steven Bartel

  • 6sense

    6sense uncovers anonymous buying behavior, prioritizes accounts for sales and marketing, and enables them to engage resistant buying teams with personalized, multi-channel, multi-touch campaigns.

    CEO: Jason Zintak

  • Paradox

    Paradox is building the world’s leading conversational recruiting software to drive automation with a human touch. Serving global clients with hiring needs across high-volume hourly and high-skilled professional roles, Paradox’s conversational assistant Olivia does the work talent teams don’t have time for.

    CEO: Aaron Matos

  • FloQast

    FloQast is the leader in accounting workflow automation created by accountants for accountants to work smarter, not harder. The cloud-based, AI-enhanced software is trusted by more than 1,000 accounting teams, including those at Lyft, Twilio, Instacart, Zoom and The Golden State Warriors – and proud to be rated #1 across all user review sites. By automating common accounting workflows and helping to streamline and make them more efficient, FloQast is the place where accounting teams want to work so they can focus on what matters most, even when that’s just going home on time.

    CEO: Michael Whitmire

  • CaptivateIQ

    CaptivateIQ empowers revenue teams with the modern engine for commission management so that businesses can better adapt commission plans, workflows, and outcomes to changing business needs.

    CEOs: Mark Schopmeyer + Conway Teng

  • Qualified

    Qualified helps companies generate pipeline, faster. Qualified helps B2B companies identify their most valuable visitors, uncover signals of buying intent, shape sales and marketing campaigns, and instantly start sales conversations.

    CEO: Kraig Swensrud