Vice President

Sapphire Ventures

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on January 22, 2024

Location: San Francisco and Menlo Park (Bay Area, CA);


Sapphire Ventures, LLC (“Sapphire”) is a leading global technology-focused venture capital firm with over $11 billion in AUM(1) and team members across Austin, London, Menlo Park and San Francisco. For over a decade, Sapphire has partnered with visionary management teams and venture funds to help scale companies of consequence.

Sapphire Partners – Fund Investments:

Sapphire Partners invests in early-stage venture capital funds and aims to provide exceptional GPs with flexible capital across primary fund commitments, secondaries and direct co-investments.

Every day our team is honored to work with early-stage GPs in the US, Europe and Israel, and we aim to build a team that reflects the diversity of our portfolio. We aren’t looking for someone who ticks every single box on a page; we’re looking for lifelong learners who can bring their own perspectives and unique experiences to make us better. If you think you’d be a great fit, then please get in touch and tell us about yourself.

What You’ll Do:

The Vice President will primarily work on Sapphire Partners venture fund investment strategies across primary fund commitments, secondaries, direct co-investments and special situations. Typical responsibilities include participating in meetings with fund managers, proactive sourcing and conducting due diligence of potential investment opportunities as well as overseeing the diligence work of associates, monitoring existing investments, modeling and analyzing fund returns, managing the deal pipeline and data analysis for research and internal projects. The Vice President will partner with venture firms with a variety of investment interests, spanning multiple geographies and will gain experience working with all investment professionals across the portfolio. Most of the Vice President’s work will be to support the firm’s fund investment strategies; however, some portion of their work may be dedicated to supporting the firm’s operations. A portion of this person’s time may also be dedicated to firm-building activities, such as recruiting or supporting the firm’s marketing initiatives. This position has the potential to be a Partner-track opportunity for exceptional performers and will have exposure to all levels of the firm.

What We’re Looking For:

  • 5-7 years of capital allocation, asset management, venture capital or private equity investing or other relevant working experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience in secondary transactions and/or direct private investments with experience leading a deal from initial diligence through closing.
  • Extensive knowledge of and interest in the venture capital, growth and technology landscape.
  • Mastery of Excel, significant experience creating and evaluating financial models.
  • Prior experience with private fund placement documents, financial reports and investor presentations.
  • High degree of professional presence including clear communication, ownership of work output and timely, accurate and reliable deliverables.
  • Experience interacting with and communicating with venture capital and/or private equity general partners.
  • Outstanding academic credentials.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team-oriented personality who can also work independently.
  • Willing to work in-office at least 3 days a week (2 days in SF, 1 in Menlo Park)
  • Occasional travel required

Personal Qualifications:

Culture is critical to us, and we are transparent about our vision and principles:

  • Team Player – Experience with and passion for teamwork and cross-functional collaboration
  • Dedicated to Winning – Having the guts to take on a new challenge and the risk to be successful
  • Intellectual Curiosity – Exhibits an entrepreneurial and creative ethos and is continually compelled to learn and explore new ideas
  • Authentic Relationships – Relationships are the key to driving our collective success. Superb at nurturing authentic, diverse, and congenial long-term relationships
  • Excellence – Put your passion for early stage investing to work!

Our Benefits:

  • Sapphire offers a competitive salary and bonus plan
  • 100% paid Health/ Dental and Vision plans for employees and dependents
  • 401(K) Plans/ Profit sharing
  • Collaborative, transparent, and fun-loving culture
  • Various employee development and training opportunities to participate in
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States to apply

Please send resumes to:

If your application looks like a great fit, we will be in touch.

Base Salary Range: $175K to $225K

Sapphire is committed to a firm policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants. We are open to candidates no matter their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), cultural background, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, or caregiving status. Sapphire does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of those characteristics.

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