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Cathy Gao
VP at Sapphire Venture


Cathy is a Vice President at Sapphire Ventures and is focused on investing in fast growing B2B SaaS companies. Prior to joining Sapphire, Cathy was an investor at AXA Venture Partners where she invested in rapidly-scaling enterprise software, FinTech, and InsurTech companies. Cathy entered venture capital after serving as an operator at Gusto, a venture-backed company that provides payroll and HR services to SMBs. She started her investing career at TA Associates and was also on the M&A team at Blackstone. Cathy graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with a bachelors in Economics.

Agenda Sessions

  • The digitization of clinical trials