Iladro Sauls


Based in San Francisco, CA

About Iladro

Iladro joined Sapphire Ventures as a member of the investment team in 2021. Prior to joining Sapphire, Iladro was a management consultant at Bain & Company in the firm’s Private Equity Group and Technology practice.

Iladro graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Brown University with bachelor’s degrees in economics and public health. He is originally from the Greater Boston area and continues to support his hometown sports teams.

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Focus Areas

  • SaaS
  • Infrastructure
  • Crypto / Blockchain


  • Blockdaemon

    Blockdaemon is a leading independent blockchain node infrastructure to stake, scale, and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security and monitoring. Blockdaemon powers the blockchain economy by simplifying the process of deploying nodes and creating scalable enterprise blockchain solutions.

    CEO: Konstantin Richter

  • Cypress

    Cypress is a next generation front end testing tool built for the modern web addressing the key pain points developers and QA engineers face when testing modern applications.

    CEO: Drew Lanham

  • Paper

    Paper partners with school districts to deliver 1:1 tutoring that is equitable, scalable, and cost-effective. Students get unlimited 24/7 live help and writing feedback, teachers get insights to tackle individual learning gaps, and administrators get actionable data to inform strategic decisions.

    CEO: Philip Cutler

  • 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

  • StarTree

    StarTree, the commercial entity behind Apache Pinot, is building data infrastructure to pioneer the revolution of real-time user-facing analytics. Delivering a complete suite of products to take you from data to real-time applications and the flexibility to choose the deployment model that fits your needs.

    CEO: Kishore Gopalakrishna