[Webinar] Meet the VC:Demi Obayomi | Sapphire Ventures
September 14, 2022 | 12:00 PM PT
Meet the VC is a monthly event hosted by Early Growth and its partners. Every month, we sit down with a VC to get answers to your questions about fundraising, investment thesis, the current investment climate, and more.
There will be Q&A at the end of the interview, so get your questions ready!
This month’s speaker is Demi Obayomi, Vice President at Sapphire Ventures.
Demi is a Vice President at Sapphire Ventures where he focuses on growth-stage investments in horizontal and vertical SaaS applications. At Sapphire he has invested in several companies including yellow.ai, 6sense, CaptivateIQ, FloQast, Gem, Paradox, and Qualified. Previously, Demi was a venture capital investor in both San Francisco and New York City where he made investments across stages and in various sectors including B2B software, marketplaces, and healthcare. Prior to his investing career, Demi was a member of the investment banking team at Goldman Sachs. Demi studied Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with Honors and prior to that he lived in Nigeria and Canada.
Sapphire is a leading VC firm partnering with visionary teams and venture funds to build companies of consequence. For more than two decades, Sapphire has been investing capital, resources and expertise in innovative startups and technology-focused venture funds around the world. With $10B in AUM across Sapphire Ventures, Sapphire Partners and Sapphire Sport – with team members in Austin, London, Palo Alto and San Francisco – we are well-positioned to help scale companies and venture funds, elevating them to become global category leaders.
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