Nino is responsible for the overall investment strategy, execution, operations and performance of Sapphire Ventures. After nearly 20 years in various investing and operating capacities, Nino has participated in investments in more than 100 private companies and has held numerous board seats. Currently, he is a board director/observer at Integral Ad Science, Krux, OpenX and Zend. He is furthermore closely involved with investments in Box, iovation, MuleSoft, Scytl and Square.
Before Sapphire Ventures, Nino was a partner with meVC 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 BA in economics and psychology from Williams College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nino was born in Croatia, is an Austrian citizen and has also lived in Italy and Germany before settling in the San Francisco Bay area more than 15 years ago.