Sapphire Ventures promotes four

Palo Alto, California-based Sapphire Ventures announced it has promoted Anders Ranum, Kevin Diestel and Rajeev Dham each to partner, and Winter Mead to principal.

Anders Ranum, partner, Sapphire Ventures.

Ranum, who joined the firm in 2012, focuses on investing in high-growth SaaS, infrastructure and cybersecurity companies. Most recently, he led the firm’s investments in fraud prevention platform Feedzai, cloud platform Fastly and mobile engagement platform FollowAnalytics.

Kevin Diestel, partner, Sapphire Ventures.

Diestel, who also joined the firm in 2012, helped launch Sapphire’s consumer practice in 2017, which invests in high-growth consumer technology companies. His most recent investments include consumer genetics company 23andMe, employee engagement and analytics platform Culture Amp and healthy meal kit delivery service Sun Basket.

Rajeev Dham, partner, Sapphire Ventures.

Dham, who joined the firm in 2013, helps lead Sapphire’s core technology investment strategy in high-growth SaaS, financial technology and digital health businesses. Most recently, he led the firm’s investments in TransferWise, a peer-to-peer money transfer service, and Catchpoint, a digital monitoring platform.

Winter Mead, principal, Sapphire Ventures.

Mead, who joined Sapphire in 2014, helps lead the firm’s fund investing business, which invests in early-stage venture capital funds across enterprise, consumer and healthcare technologies globally. In 2017, Winter led Sapphire’s 12 fund commitments.

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