Nino MarakovicCEO & Partner at Sapphire Ventures
Nino is Sapphire’s Founder and CEO and has more than 20 years of experience in various investing and operating capacities within the technology sector. Nino has invested in more than 100 private companies and venture capital funds and currently holds board director or observer seats at: ActivTrak, Adverity, Brightfield, OpenX, OpsRamp, Reltio, and SafeGraph. He is also involved with Sapphire’s investments in Attentive, Alation, Feedzai, Mirantis, Outreach, Sun Basket, and Tradewind Markets.
Nino’s previous investments at Sapphire include: Alteryx (NYSE: AYX), Apriso (acquired by Dassault Systemes), Box (NYSE:BOX), Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), Inkling (acquired by Marlin Equity Partners), Integral Ad Science (NASDAQ: IAS), iovation (acquired by TransUnion), Iron.io, Krux (acquired by Salesforce), Lavante (acquired by PRGX Global), LinkedIn (acquired by Microsoft), monday.com (NASDAQ: MNDY), Marin Software (NYSE: MRIN), MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), Payscale (acquired by Warburg Pincus), Punchh (acquired by PAC Technology), Recommind (acquired by OpenText), Reonomy (acquired by Altus), Right Hemisphere (acquired by SAP), Scytl, Square (NYSE:SQ), Vendavo (acquired by Francisco Partners), and Zend (acquired by Rogue Wave).
Before Sapphire Ventures, Nino was a partner with Draper Fisher Jurvetson and IVF Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Nino worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Robertson Stephens. He has a bachelor’s in economics and psychology from Williams College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nino was born in Croatia and has also lived in Austria, Italy, and the San Francisco Bay Area before recently settling in Austin, Texas.