Sapphire Ventures LLC

Sapphire Ventures LLC

Sapphire Ventures LLC

Overview
Date Founded

1996

Headquarters

3408 Hillview Avenue,Building 5,Palo Alto, CA 94304-1350

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

31

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Accounting & Financial Services
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Originally started in 1996 as the venture capital arm of SAP, it was known as SAP Ventures. It split from its parent SAP in 2011 and was rebranded to Sapphire Ventures in 2014. Sapphire Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on helping innovative technology companies become global category leaders. Leveraging nearly two decades of experience and an extensive global enterprise network, Sapphire Ventures invests capital, resources and expertise to enable its portfolio companies to scale rapidly. Whether entrepreneurs sell to businesses, consumers or both, Sapphire Ventures offers a powerful platform for business development and operational excellence to help them accelerate growth. With $2.5 billion under management via direct growth investments and early-stage fund investments, Sapphire Ventures is positioned to elevate companies to the global stage.

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Executives & Employees

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Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

President

Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel & Vice President, Operations

Chief Counsel

Controller

Controller

Managing Director

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Recent Transactions
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Google, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. purchase Looker Data Sciences, Inc. from Institutional Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, Meritech Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Cross Creek Advisors LLC, First Round Capital, Sapphire Ventures LLC, Pivotnorth Services LLC, PremjiInvest, CapitalG, Geodesic Investments LLC

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Silversmith Management LP, Validity, Inc. purchase Return Path, Inc. from Sutter Hill Ventures LLC, Bessemer Venture Partners, Vista Equity Partners Management LLC, Union Square Ventures LLC, Chazen Capital Partners LLC, Foundry Group LLC, The Four Rivers Group LLC, Sapphire Ventures LLC, Costanoa Ventures

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Threshold Ventures, Inc., New Enterprise Associates, Meritech Capital Partners, Sapphire Ventures LLC, DataRobot, Inc. purchase Cursor Data, Inc. from Toba Capital LLC, Ride Ventures LLC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onVista Equity Partners Management LLC purchases Integral Ad Science, Inc. from IA Capital Partners LLC, Pelion Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors LLC, August Capital Master Management Co. LLC, Coriolis Ventures, Sapphire Ventures LLC, Founder Collective Management Co. LLC, Progress Ventures, Inc., Accomplice LLC

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Advised onDürr AG purchases iTAC Software AG from TVM Capital GmbH, EVP Capital Management, Pari Capital GmbH, Sapphire Ventures LLC

Attorney

Advised onVista Equity Partners Management LLC purchases Integral Ad Science, Inc. from IA Capital Partners LLC, Pelion Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors LLC, August Capital Master Management Co. LLC, Coriolis Ventures, Sapphire Ventures LLC, Founder Collective Management Co. LLC, Progress Ventures, Inc., Accomplice LLC

Legal Advisor

Advised onVista Equity Partners Management LLC purchases Integral Ad Science, Inc. from IA Capital Partners LLC, Pelion Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors LLC, August Capital Master Management Co. LLC, Coriolis Ventures, Sapphire Ventures LLC, Founder Collective Management Co. LLC, Progress Ventures, Inc., Accomplice LLC

Legal Advisor

Advised onVista Equity Partners Management LLC purchases Integral Ad Science, Inc. from IA Capital Partners LLC, Pelion Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors LLC, August Capital Master Management Co. LLC, Coriolis Ventures, Sapphire Ventures LLC, Founder Collective Management Co. LLC, Progress Ventures, Inc., Accomplice LLC

Advisors & Consultants
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Founded in 1985, First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and private wealth management to individuals, families, businesses, nonprofits and foundations. First Republic clients work with a single relationship manager who coordinates a team of lending, deposit, investment management, trust and brokerage professionals. Preferred banking and wealth management offices are located in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland (Ore.), Boston, Greenwich and New York City. Publicly traded under the NYSE stock symbol "FRC," First Republic is a component of the S&P Total Market Index, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM, the Russell 1000®, Russell 3000® and Russell Global indices, and six Dow Jones indices. The Bank exceeds all of the current regulatory guidelines to be well-capitalized and is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and an Equal Housing Lender

Custodian

Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Private Bank is a division of Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.

Custodian

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. (San Francisco), part of Bank of America Corp., is a company headquartered in the United States. The firm provides brokerage and investment banking services.

Advisor

Partner at JM Search & Co.

Publicist

Professional at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings, Inc.

Investments
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Silverback Associates Ltd. provides data processing and integration services. The company was founded by Boaz Cohen, Yoav Artzi and Dan Benjamin in November 2013 and is headquartered in Raanana, Israel.

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Punchh, Inc. provides mobile customer relationship management platform for restaurant industry. Its mobile application enables users to engage their consumers and increase same-store sales, repeat rates, online review, new customer referrals, and marketing campaign performance. The company was founded by Jitendra Gupta, Shyam Rao, Aditya Sanghi, and Sastry Penumarthy and is head quartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Moveworks, Inc. develops a cloud-based AI platform. The firm's AI platform combines machine learning, conversational-AI and natural language understanding (NLU) with deep integrations into enterprise systems to completely automate the resolution of information technology support issues. The company was founded by Jiang Chen, Varun Singh, Vaibhav Nivargi and Bhavin N. Shah in 2016 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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