Sapphire Ventures, a Palo Alto, CA-based venture capital firm that invests in emerging growth-stage companies and early-stage venture funds, hired Elizabeth Patterson as vice president, talent network.
In this role, Patterson will build and cultivate Sapphire’s talent network for executive and board member placement within its portfolio. She joins Sapphire’s dedicated Market Development Team whose purpose is to help the firm’s portfolio companies accelerate growth by offering strategic support and guidance across a range of topics, including go-to-market, business development and other operational guidance in key functional areas.
Over the last few years, the team has built a CXO Network comprising Global 2000 executives and has made hundreds of introductions in support of Sapphire’s portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures, Patterson spent five years in venture capital at Wildcat Venture Partners and Mohr Davidow Ventures where she was recruited to build each firm’s talent organization and executive ecosystem.
Prior to venture capital, Patterson held sales leadership and marketing leadership roles at Visualize for ValueSelling Inc., Nike, Inc. and two venture-backed software startups, @Road and Clarify.