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.
IT (& TMT) • Media • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Entertainment (& Sports) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Messaging • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Investment Management • Mobile • Nanotechnology • Online Social • Consumer
Kevin is a General Partner at Spark Capital, where he has led investments in Mirror (acquired by Lululemon), CTRL-Labs (acquired by Facebook), Cameo, Remarkable, Medium, Brud, Co—Star, Feather, Lumi, Aura, LOLA, X1 Credit Card, Helaina, and Artifact.Before joining Spark in 2015, Kevin spent 20 years as an early employee at a handful of startups, working for visionary entrepreneurs John Macfarlane (Software.com, Openwave, Sonos,) Jack Dorsey (Twitter, Square), and Evan Williams (Blogger, Twitter, Medium). Kevin was employee number 7 at Software.com (which became Openwave NASDAQ: OPWV), where he helped develop open Internet standards, ship the first mobile browser on over a billion phones, launch the first mobile messaging services and mobile web sites. In 2008, Kevin joined Twitter—when there were 12 employees as Head of mobile products where he led the teams that built the SMS service, mobile web site, all of the native apps, and integrations into iOS, Android, and Blackberry. Kevin later became vice president of business and corporate development, where he was responsible for M&A, strategic partnerships, the developer platform, and media entertainment relations.
Daymond John is a Co-Founder and serves as President & Chief Executive Officer at Fubu. John served as an Advisor at Innovation Capital Advisors. Previously, he served as a Board Member at Resultly. In 2009, Daymond became co-star on ABC's hit series Shark Tank, where aspiring entrepreneurs present their companies to a panel of successful business icons to raise capital. Daymond invested in several of the companies on the show and has emerged as a spokesman for active angel investing. In 2007, Daymond released his first book, Display of Power, the story of how he built FUBU into a global fashion power. In 2010, his second book, The Brand Within, examines the loyalty-based relationships that brands and celebrities seek to establish with their customers and fans.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Entertainment (& Sports) • Food & Beverage • Logistics (& Distribution) • Robotics • Real Estate (& Construction) • Investment Management • Life Science • Consumer • Oncology • Oil & Gas
Early stage Venture Capital Investor. I spend my time finding the next generation of successful SaaS, marketplace, direct to consumer, and emerging technology businesses. Also passionate about all things food and sports.Previous experience in management consulting and early-stage startup operations.