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Nino Marakovic
CEO + Partner, Sapphire Ventures
Nino Marakovic
CEO + Partner, Sapphire Ventures
Austin, TX

Nino is the CEO, Partner and co-Founder of Sapphire Ventures. In his 25 years of experience in investing and operating, Nino has backed more than 100 private companies and venture capital funds. 

Before Sapphire Ventures, Nino was a partner with Draper Fisher Jurvetson and IVF Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Nino worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Robertson Stephens. He has a bachelor’s in economics and psychology from Williams College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nino was born in Croatia and has also lived in Austria, Italy, and the San Francisco Bay Area before recently settling in Austin, Texas.

Focus Areas
  • Investing
  • Enterprise
  • Venture Capital
  • Thought Leadership
Nino is a super-astute, no-nonsense, no-BS investor who doesn’t get caught up on matters of ideology or conventional wisdom. He picks his spots, keeps moving, and stays calm, qualities every entrepreneur wants in an investor.
Tom Chavez, CEO, Krux