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.
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.NASDAQ: AVDX
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
News + Perspectives
Unlocking Student Potential with On-Demand Academic Support: Why We’re Proud to Partner with PaperInvestment / February 15, 2022
Unlocking Student Potential with On-Demand Academic Support: Why We’re Proud to Partner with Paper
Transforming Lives Through Fitness, Health and Wellness: Why Sapphire is Thrilled to Once Again Back TonalInvestment Portfolio News / March 31, 2021
Transforming Lives Through Fitness, Health and Wellness: Why Sapphire is Thrilled to Once Again Back Tonal
The Rise of Digital B2B Payments and Why We’re Excited about AvidXchangeInvestment / October 7, 2020
The Rise of Digital B2B Payments and Why We’re Excited about AvidXchange