That’s A Wrap! Our Inaugural CEO Summit
By Rami Branitzky, managing director, Sapphire Ventures
Originally posted on October 22, 2014
On October 15–16, Sapphire Ventures convened its first-ever CEO Summit, an intensive 36-hour exchange of insights, ideas, content and relationship building between CEOs from our portfolio companies and CxOs from across our global enterprise network — including from SAP, Accenture, Tesla and Juniper Networks, to name a few.
We spent most of the time drilling deep into the market dynamics that will shape tomorrow’s global economy and what our portfolio company CEOs must do to scale ahead of the trends. This was mixed with some high-touch networking in-between, including a wrap-up reception with our extended network at Levi’s Stadium, new home of the San Francisco 49ers.
Oh, yes, and we also re-launched ourselves as Sapphire Ventures. In the spirit of taking a fresh look at ourselves and how we add value for our companies, we decided to try a new approach to capturing the key insights from our program sessions. Take a look at the “concept collage” above, which covers the rationale behind our re-launch and our aggressive mission to help our companies scale to become global category leaders.