Redpoint Ventures hires ex-Twitter exec Ryan Sarver as partner


sarverVenture capital firm Redpoint Ventures has hired Twitter’s former director of platform Ryan Sarver as a partner to help deploy its fifth fund.

The Menlo Park-based firm also announced that principal Tomasz Tunguz has been promoted to partner and Jamie Davidson has joined the team as a senior associate.

Sarver will be focused on investments in the social applications and platforms and software-as-a-service (SaaS) businesses, while Tunguz will be responsible for the marketplaces, SaaS and analytics sectors.

“All three have an invaluable mix of experience in the most important emerging trends in the consumer Internet, and are part of our continued work to evolve to meet the demands of a changed investing landscape,” Redpoint said in a blog post.

Redpoint is currently investing its fifth early stage fund, which was closed on $400m in January this year.

The firm has recently participated in a $16m Series A round for business intelligence software company Looker Data Sciences and in online video delivery business Qwilt’s $16m Series C.

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