You love venture? Guess what? So do we. We’re all about investing in venture and technology….and we’re hiring.
Sapphire Ventures is based in Palo Alto, California with $2.5 billion under management. We focus on helping innovative entrepreneurs build global category-leading businesses. As a firm, we invest globally in both growth-stage technology companies and early-stage venture funds and do so through two different investment vehicles (and their associated teams). Our growth fund makes direct investments in growth-stage companies, and our fund investment team uses a separate, evergreen vehicle to make primary investments in early-stage venture funds.
We are hiring for the Sapphire Partners investments team, the team that makes primary investments in other venture funds through our evergreen vehicle. You can read more about our perspective being an LP here. (If you want to work for our direct growth team, that’s great but not the roles we’re hiring for here.)
The Sapphire Partners Investment Team: We make primary investments into early-stage venture capital funds in the U.S., Europe and Israel. We back emerging and established venture fund managers with deep expertise in enterprise, consumer and healthcare technologies who share our excitement for helping early-stage entrepreneurs become global category leaders. Today we are investing out of a vehicle with an evergreen structure designed to provide long-term capital to early-stage venture funds.
What’s it like to work at Sapphire Ventures? We’re clearly a bit biased, but we think we’re a fun group of individuals that cares deeply about being in service to our investments, helping them grow and make important business connections. We’re a fast-paced, hard-working, team-oriented bunch that enjoys finding the next great investment, geeking out on venture data and not above challenging a fellow Sapp-hire to a mean game of ping pong.
If that sounds like the place for you, then keep reading.
Roles Hiring For: We are hiring for an associate and vice president on the Sapphire Partners investment Team. Both with an immediate possible start date.
Both roles will be expected to primarily work on a number of investment-related activities, such as participating in meetings with venture fund managers, due diligence of potential investment opportunities, oversight of existing investments, analysis of venture fund returns, managing the deal pipeline and data analysis for research projects. In addition, both roles will work with venture funds with a variety of investment interests, spanning multiple geographies and will gain experience with all the investment professionals in the firm. Most of the work will be to support the firm’s fund investing activities; however, a small portion of one’s work may be dedicated to supporting the firm’s operating activities. A portion of one’s time may also be dedicated to firm-building activities, such as recruiting or supporting the firm’s marketing initiatives.
If interested, please send a short cover note explaining why you are the right person for the Sapphire Partners team (again, if you want to join the direct growth team at Sapphire, these jobs are not the ones for you) along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you. Come join our team.