Jai Das, MBA ’99
President and Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures
Jai Das is a managing director, president, and cofounder 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. Das 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 his investments have become publicly traded companies including Alteryx, Box, Five9, Square, and Nutanix as well as nine of his investments have been acquired including Apigee (Google), CloudHealth (VMware), ExactTarget (Salesforce), and MuleSoft (Salesforce). Das is currently a member of the board (director or observer) at AllyO, Catchpoint, Clari, DataRobot, JFrog, Narrative Science, OpsRamp, Portworx, PubNub, Punchh, Splashtop, Sumo Logic, and ThoughtSpot. Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures in 2006, Das worked at Oracle, Intel Capital, Agilent Ventures, and MVC Capital. He earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Brown University and an MBA from Chicago Booth, where he was awarded the George Hay Brown Prize for academic excellence.