DFJ Esprit Promotes Scott Sage to Partner

DFJ Esprit has promoted Scott Sage to partner. The promotion recognises his ongoing success as a venture capitalist at DFJ Esprit, and as a hands-on partner valued by portfolio company executives.


DFJ Esprit is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Sage to Partner. The promotion recognises Scott’s ongoing success as a venture capitalist at DFJ Esprit, and as a hands-on partner valued by portfolio company executives.

Scott originally joined DFJ Esprit as an Associate in 2010 and led the expansion of DFJ Esprit’s deal flow, referral network and recently established a series of portfolio company ‘teach-ins’ with leading industry speakers. Scott has established himself in the European start-up scene, seeking out the latest disruptive technologies with a focus on consumer internet and enterprise software, data services, mobile and SAAS investments. Scott invests across Europe, with a focus on early stage businesses in the Nordics and the UK.

“Scott’s networking skills, investment judgment, company building approach and industry contacts are highly valued by technology executives and co-investors. His unparalleled passion for start-ups and entrepreneurs who are building world-class companies make him a hugely valuable member of the team,” stated Simon Cook, DFJ Esprit’s CEO and Managing Partner.

Scott has championed a number of investments to date, while sourcing many additional investments as part of the DFJ Esprit team. He has served as a Board participant on several portfolio companies including SportPursuit, Lyst, Conversocial and Datahug, and he led firm’s first investment in Finland with the Series A round of the cloud-based Android testing platform Bitbar.

Scott is active in numerous venture, entrepreneurial, and technology organizations and is co-founder of CityMeetsTech. Prior to his six years experience in the venture industry, Scott worked in investment banking, research, marketing and business development and has worked at UBS, the British Venture Capital Association and Smarkets.

Scott is a graduate of Texas Tech University, earning a degree in finance. Follow Scott @scott_sage.

About DFJ Esprit
DFJ Esprit is one of Europe’s most experienced venture capital investors, helping entrepreneurs to build groundbreaking technology companies. In the last 3 years, DFJ Esprit’s exits have generated more than $2.3bn in combined enterprise value. Portfolio companies include Achica, Conversocial, Datahug, Graze, Greenpeak, Icera , LOVEFiLM, Lyst, Neul, SportPursuit, StrikeAd, The Cloud, ZBD Displays, Horizon Discovery and Zeus.
DFJ Esprit is the exclusive European member of the Silicon Valley-basedDFJ Global Network with 30 offices around the world, $7bn in funds under management, and portfolio companies including Baidu, Box, Skype, Space X, Tesla, and Yammer and other world leading companies.

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