Founded in 1996, Sapphire Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. The firm invests in the early and expansion stage technology-enabled companies based in the United States, Europe, and Israel.
PLEASE DON’T SEND ME MESSAGES ON LINKEDIN - EMAIL, WHATSAPP AND TEXT WORKI'm a co-founder of Lifeline Ventures, a 10 year-old early-stage VC firm based in Helsinki, Finland.We invest in the strongest teams and work intensively with them, often through their whole journey. I consider myself lucky for being one of the first investors and board member or chair of several awesome companies, such as Supercell, Applifier/Unity, Smartly, Varjo and Wolt. I've also enjoyed the rough rides with the companies that have gone bankrupt.Before becoming an investor, I founded four mobile and/or Internet -related software and/or service companies, last of them being Jaiku (co-founded with Jyri Engeström). On October 9, 2007 Jaiku was acquired by Google. I ended up working in Google's Mobile and New Business Development teams in Mountain View and London.My first company, First Hop, was acquired by Airwide Solutions on January 2008. The other companies I've founded are still alive and kicking.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Menlo Park, Californi..., U.S.A.
$8000000 (Series A)
$40000000 (Series B)
• Symbio Robotics:
$14600000 (Series B)
$3600000 (Seed Round)
$500000000 (Private Equity Round)
$500000000 (Venture Round)
$13000000 (Venture Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
$55100000 (Later stage VC)
$8540000 (Early stage VC)
Menlo Park, California - San Francisco, California investing in founders with disruptive business models that can capitalize on current platforms, as well as those founders that are building breakthrough technologies for emerging new platfor, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Gaming (& eSports) • Food & Beverage • Logistics (& Distribution) • Robotics • Mobile
The intersection of food and medicine, food-related technologies that are focused on making our food system more sustainable, as well as retail tech and new distribution models around food, beverage, and wellness.
Founder of studios, whose games have been played by more than 45m people.;-GM and founder of EA's mobile social business & studio in Japan, creating EA's first #1 hit there with FIFA World Class soccer on GREE.-VP at Playfish and founder of the company's China studio, creating several Facebook hits, including My Empire (winner of BAFTA for social games 2011). Company sold to EA for $380+m.-Founder of two companies; meZZme and Spiced Bits, both in China. One sold and one merged.Solid experience in taking the lead on market entry, product strategy & development, team & organization building, general management and financial structuring & management. Extensive experience in creating hit games with culturally diverse teams, in different markets, as well as efficiently killing unsuccessful games projects.
Investing in PropTech • IT (& TMT) • Fi... London United Kingdom..., U.K.
• TrapLight Games:
$8000000 (Venture Round)
• TrapLight Games:
$2700000 (Venture Round)
$2500000 (Seed Round)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
$320000 (Seed Round)
London United Kingdom - U.K., U.K.
PropTech • IT (& TMT) • FinTech (& Financials services) • Gaming (& eSports) • Real Estate (& Construction)
Shukri Shammas is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Initial Capital. Shukri is an entrepreneur with a passion for games, technology, finance and property. He is Partner and Co-Founder of Initial Capital and serves on both the Investment Committee and the board of the General Partner. Shukri is also Partner and Co-Founder of property development firm Summix. Previously, he was Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder of Playfish, a leading developer of social games, up to the company's acquisition by Electronic Arts in November 2009. Before Playfish, he was Managing Director and Co-Founder of Macrospace which merged with Sorrent to become Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU), a global publisher of mobile games. Prior to Macrospace, he was Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Domainia, an Internet services provider, after starting his career at accounting firm Westbury Schotness. Current or former board roles on behalf of Initial Capital: Another Place, Armada, BravoCo, Dazzle Rocks, Divido, Gamee, Grey Area, Jist, Ministry of Games, Nexmo, OWLR, Peak, Quikkly, Superbitmachine, Supercell, Supersolid, Traplight Games. He served as the Board Member at miDrive. He holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the American College, London.
Investing in Media • Retail (& E-Commerce) &... London, U.K.
Media • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Entertainment (& Sports) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Gaming (& eSports) • Messaging • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Nanotechnology • Online Social
Most Interested In
Supernode Global invests in seed stage companies building the next generation of tools and platforms that will positively shape the future of how we work, play, learn and communicate within the digital content ecosystem.
We are particularly focused on three verticals: Gaming + Interactive, Audio + Sound, Video + Visuals
We look for companies with at least some demonstrable traction and a strong value proposition.
Investing in Media • Entertainment (& Sports... Oakland, California ,..., U.S.A.
Oakland, California - Oakland (CA), U.S.A.
Media • Entertainment (& Sports) • IoT (& Wearables) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Gaming (& eSports) • Impact • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Local commerce • Mobile Apps • Online Social
Most Interested In
Right now, I am most interested in the nexus point between gaming and healthcare.
Drawing engagement value from games and applying it to wellness. Drawing back from healthcare and wellness services and delivering that to gamers and influencers from around the world.
Not Interested In
Businesses that do not strive to employ cutting edge technologies do not interest me. Beyond that, I have a very eclectic sense of what is neat ;)