VC Speaker Series (Sept 19) - ​Jai Das, President, Co-founder and Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures

September 09, 2019

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SVLink member companies benefit from these free Speaker Series events, bringing in Venture Capitalists, Corporate Executives and successful Startup Founders.

Topic:  ​ Learn about Sapphire Venture's Investment Strategy
Webinar + Onsite event

When:  September 19, 2019
             9:30—10:00 am PST, Networking and Refreshments
             10:00—11:00 am PST, Investment Strategy Overview + Q&A (Jai Das)
             11:00—12:00 pm PST, Networking
Where: The event will be streamed live over video conferencing and also held in person at
             UCSC Silicon Valley Campus, 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA
Speaker: ​Jai Das, President, Co-founder and Managing Director at Sapphire Ventures

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For SVLink Members and UCSC staff/faculty: contact SVLink for details on free registration.

Speaker Bio

Jai is a managing director, president and co-founder at Sapphire Ventures. He invests in startups which he believes are developing ground-breaking products and services, and have embarked on their journey to become a company of consequence. He has more than 15 years of experience helping companies innovate their product and marketing strategies in order to scale and become market leaders. Eleven of Jai’s investments have become publicly traded companies and 9 have been acquired.

Jai is currently a member of the board (director or observer) at CatchpointDataRobotJFrogNarrative ScienceOpsRampPortworxPubNubPunchhSplashtopSumo Logic and ThoughtSpot.

Jai’s previous investments at Sapphire include: Alteryx (NYSE: AYX), Apigee (acquired by Google), Box (NYSE: BOX), Connectiva Systems (acquired by Mara Ison), Cloudhealth Technologies (acquired by VMware), Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL), Cyphort (acquired by Juniper Networks), ExactTarget(acquired by Salesforce), Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN), GroundWork (acquired by Parallax), Ignite Technologies (acquired by Versata), Iron.IO (acquired by Xenon Technologies)Jaspersoft (acquired by TIBCO Software), JustDial (JUSTDIAL), MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), Newgen Software (NSE: NEWGEN), Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), PaytmSocrata (acquired by Tyler Technologies), Square(NYSE: SQ), and Tealeaf (acquired by IBM).

Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures in 2006, Jai worked at Oracle, Intel Capital, Agilent Ventures, and MVC Capital (a DFJ affiliated fund). He has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Brown University and an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

More info:

You can attend the event in person or online. Speaker will join in person from U First Capital office. The event is intended to be interactive. Videos of past events can be found on U First Capital Facebook Live page