Paul Levine


Based in Palo Alto, CA

About Paul

Paul joined Sapphire Ventures in 2018 and leads investments in fintech, SMB/vertical SaaS, proptech, and marketplaces. He brings 20 years of experience as an operator and leader of high-growth organizations including Trulia, Zillow Group, Yahoo!, and E*TRADE. Paul is a board member at Restream and Side. He led Sapphire Ventures’ team investment in Mercury, and Tonal, and is active with investments in Current, Paper, and Podium. Paul’s previous investments include AvidXchange (NASDAQ: AVDX).

Prior to joining Sapphire, Paul was president and COO of Trulia, where he helped lead Trulia’s transformation from a private 100-person company with $20 million in revenue, to a successful standalone public company and to its eventual merger with Zillow Group (NASDAQ: ZG) to create a company with more than 3,000 employees, $1 billion in revenue and $10 billion in market capitalization.

Before Trulia and Zillow Group, Paul held leadership roles in product, marketing and general management at Yahoo!, E*TRADE, CurrentTV, and AdBrite. He has been an investor and/or advisor to over 25 tech startups, ranging from early-stage startups to growth-stage companies.

Paul served on the board of directors of TubeMogul (acquired by Adobe) and Zvents (acquired by eBay). He holds a bachelor’s in economics and English from Amherst College, and an MBA from Stanford University.

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Focus Areas

  • Fintech
  • Proptech
  • Vertical SaaS
  • SaaS

There’s nothing like working with an investor who’s been through the day-to-day pain and triumph of building meaningful businesses. Paul has been through it all, and ‘gets it.’ We battled side-by-side at Trulia, and his ongoing counsel at Solv has been invaluable.

Heather Fernandez

CEO, Solv


  • AvidXchange

    AvidXchange is an industry leader in automating invoice and payment processes for mid-market businesses. Processing $140 billion transactions annually across a network of 680,000+ suppliers transforming the way 6,000 customers pay their bills.

  • Current

    Current is a leading U.S. challenger bank serving the needs of people who have been overlooked by traditional banks. Current’s mission is to improve financial outcomes and is committed to providing faster and better access to money with early direct deposits, free overdraft, points for cash back and access to free ATMs.

    CEO: Stuart Sopp

  • Mercury

    Mercury is building full-stack banking for startups, including FDIC-insured bank accounts, physical & virtual debit cards, domestic & international wires, and integrations with the tools your startup uses. Launched in 2019, Mercury is based in the Silicon Valley.

    CEO: Immad Akhund

  • 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

  • Podium

    Podium is a customer messaging platform that enables companies with a local presence to connect with their customers at critical touchpoints to help them strengthen their business.

    CEO: Eric Rea

  • Restream

    Restream is the leading multiplatform live streaming service, combining a professional-grade streaming studio with the ability to stream simultaneously to 30+ top social platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Twitch, and more.

    CEO: Alexander Khuda

  • Side

    Side transforms high-performing agents, teams and independent brokerages into successful businesses and boutique brands that are 100 percent agent-owned. Side exclusively partners with the best agents, empowering them with proprietary technology and a premier support team.

    CEO: Guy Gal

  • Tonal

    Tonal is the world’s most intelligent fitness system and the first truly personalized approach to strength training. Tonal enables people to lead healthier lives by providing them with the technology, guidance, and community support to effectively reach their fitness goals.

    CEO: Aly Orady