Meet Jai Das -
Jai Das

Jai Das

Co-Founder, President and Managing Director Sapphire Ventures, LLC


Jai Das has been fortunate to have invested in 11 companies that have IPO'ed including Alteryx (AYX), Mulesoft (acquired by Salesforce after going public), Nutanix (NTNX)), Square (SQ), Five9 (FIVN), ExactTarget (acquired by Salesforce after going public), Box (BOX), Apigee (acquired by Google after going public), Control4 (CTRL), JustDial (JUSTDIAL) and Newgen (NEWGEN). He is currently a Board Member at AllyO, Clari, DataRobot, JFrog, Narrative Science, Netskope, Portworx, PubNub, Punchh, SumoLogic, and ThoughtSpot.

Jai is also closely involved with Catchpoint, Mirantis, and Splashtop. His exits via acquisitions at Sapphire Ventures include Apigee (acquired by Google), CloudHealth (acquired by VMWare), Cyphort (acquired by Juniper Networks), ExactTarget (acquired by Salesforce), GroundWork (acquired by Parallax), Jaspersoft (acquired by TIBCO Software), MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), MySQL (acquired by Oracle), Paytm (secondary sale to Alibaba), Socrata (acquired by Tyler Technologies) and Tealeaf (acquired by IBM).

Jai also invested in Infinera (INFN), Photobit (MU), Primavera (ORCL) and Sygate (SYMC) prior to Sapphire Ventures.

Jai spent seven years designing and building software applications as a lead architect and as a product manager at Oracle and at several start-ups. He was also an entrepreneur before deciding to focus on investing in high-growth technology start-ups.

Prior to Sapphire Ventures, Jai worked at two corporate ventures including Intel Capital and Agilent Ventures (formerly part of Hewlett-Packard) and at MVC Capital. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business where he was awarded the George Hay Brown Prize for academic excellence.

Jai got his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Brown University.

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