Kevin Diestel

Principal, Sapphire Ventures

Kevin focuses on growth stage investing.  He led the firm’s investment in Sun Basket and worked on the firm’s investments in ConvercentFitbitIEXInklingIntegral Ad ScienceJibeKaltura and Socrata.  Before joining Sapphire Ventures, he worked at Shamrock Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles-based growth private equity firm, where he evaluated investments in the media, entertainment and communications sectors. Prior to his private equity career, Kevin worked at Merrill Lynch in its investment banking division in Los Angeles.  Kevin holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and BS from the University of California, Los Angeles.