Experience. Collaboration. Trust.

Partnering with a venture firm is an important decision — one that’s based not only on money, but on trust, vision and the people who can help you achieve your goals. The Sapphire Ventures team is a group of highly-experienced professionals who not only can help scale your business, but make it an enjoyable journey as well.


Nino MarakovicCEO and Managing Director

Jai DasPresident and Managing Director

Steve AbbottManaging Director

Rami BranitzkyManaging Director

Beezer ClarksonManaging Director

Rajeev DhamManaging Director

Kevin DiestelManaging Director

David HartwigManaging Director

Doug HigginsManaging Director

Paul LevineManaging Director

Anders RanumManaging Director

Michael SpiritoManaging Director

Andreas WeiskamManaging Director

Laura ThompsonPrincipal

Abigail JohnsonGeneral Counsel
and Vice President, Operations

Anthony MatusichChief Financial Officer

Robert SeveroChief Compliance Officer and Director, Risk & Analytics

Klaus BoeckleVice President,
Business Development EMEA and SAP Liaison

Scott BrownVice President, Marketing

Elizabeth PattersonVice President, Talent Network

Shruti TournatoryVice President,
Business Development

Laura OdujinrinDirector, Marketing

Rico MallozziDirector, Business Development

Lacy BalsamaExecutive Assistant

Hillary CookAssociate

Maureen CurranExecutive Assistant

Jenny DuarteExecutive Assistant

Kari GohdMarketing Event Coordinator

Jane LeeAssociate

Alex LehmanAssociate

Jeffrey LuAssociate

Thomas MoonAssociate

Stacey PellizzariExecutive Assistant

Tia PuSenior Fund Accountant

Renae RicoExecutive Assistant

Andrea ScholzSenior Executive Assistant

Philipp SeifertSenior Associate

Andy SelbyAssociate

Sai SoodController

Casber WangAssociate

Ana ZavadaAccounting Manager

Our Values


Our sole focus is on making your start-up a company of consequence. We will use all of our resources and global network to make it happen.


We move quickly in making decisions and getting you the resources you need to expand your business. When you need our help we’re there, but we’ll step back when you want space to do things your way.


Relationships are the key to driving our collective success. We give our utmost attention to building trust, and nurturing authentic and congenial long-term relationships.


Startup executives choose us as an investor because of our integrity-in how we work and interact with you. We pride ourselves on transparent communications and maintaining a strong set of core values.