Elizabeth Patterson is responsible for cultivating and managing Sapphire Venture’s human capital network, including the Sapphire Fellows program. Her networks span influencer, professional, social, economic and cultural circles. She works closely with Sapphire’s portfolio companies to understand their strategic talent needs and aligns these needs with talent and resources from within Sapphire’s network; helping the portfolio companies to grow and optimize outcomes.
Prior to joining Sapphire, Elizabeth spent five years in venture capital at Wildcat Venture Partners and Mohr Davidow Ventures where she was recruited to build each firm’s talent organizations and executive ecosystems.
Prior to venture capital, Elizabeth held sales and marketing leadership roles at Visualize for ValueSelling Inc., Nike, Inc., and two venture-backed software startups, @Road, and Clarify. In her roles as a marketing leader as well as an enterprise and SaaS software sales leader, Elizabeth created and led high-performing teams, and used her go-to-market domain expertise to help scale companies to market leaders.
Elizabeth lives in Silicon Valley and received a bachelor’s from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.