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JP Sanday

Partner

SaaS, Bio + Healthcare

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Jean-Paul (JP) Sanday is a partner at Menlo Ventures who invests at the inflection stage. Focused on vertical SaaS and, more broadly, enterprise software, JP is particularly excited about companies defining the future of work, infusing our lives with intelligent automation and democratizing data analytics.

His favorite part of the job is partnering with passionate founders to build a business that matters. These relationships are informed by his own experience as an executive in hypergrowth companies, where he learned the critical role culture plays in setting up a company for success. His conversations often focus on the “job” a product is hired to do, and he firmly believes nailing customer retention is the best way to build a lasting company.

In 2019, JP came to Menlo Ventures from Summit Partners, where his board and investment experience included Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), Clearwater Analytics (NYSE: CWAN), Ascentis (acquired by UKG), and Teaching Strategies. He previously served as Vice President of Growth at online education platform CreativeLive (acquired by Fiverr), and Vice President of Growth at mobile games and entertainment company Kiwi. He co-founded a mobile ad network focused on driving high-quality installs for app developers, and spent time as a Product Manager at Amazon.

JP graduated summa cum laude from Boston College Carroll School of Management and earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is Argentine and Peruvian by background, growing up in Argentina until he came to the U.S. on a college scholarship. Now, JP is building his family in the Bay Area. He and his wife have two daughters. When he’s not with his family or in the office, you can find him riding his bike or scuba diving somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

Jean-Paul (JP) Sanday is a partner at Menlo Ventures who invests at the inflection stage. Focused on vertical SaaS and, more broadly, enterprise software, JP is particularly excited about companies defining the future of work, infusing our lives with intelligent automation and democratizing data analytics.

His favorite part of the job is partnering with passionate founders to build a business that matters. These relationships are informed by his own experience as an executive in hypergrowth companies, where he learned the critical role culture plays in setting up a company for success. His conversations often focus on the “job” a product is hired to do, and he firmly believes nailing customer retention is the best way to build a lasting company.

In 2019, JP came to Menlo Ventures from Summit Partners, where his board and investment experience included Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), Clearwater Analytics (NYSE: CWAN), Ascentis (acquired by UKG), and Teaching Strategies. He previously served as Vice President of Growth at online education platform CreativeLive (acquired by Fiverr), and Vice President of Growth at mobile games and entertainment company Kiwi. He co-founded a mobile ad network focused on driving high-quality installs for app developers, and spent time as a Product Manager at Amazon.

JP graduated summa cum laude from Boston College Carroll School of Management and earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is Argentine and Peruvian by background, growing up in Argentina until he came to the U.S. on a college scholarship. Now, JP is building his family in the Bay Area. He and his wife have two daughters. When he’s not with his family or in the office, you can find him riding his bike or scuba diving somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

Investments

Our Portfolio
abnormal_security
abnormal_security

Abnormal Security is an integrated email security solution for the cloud office, detecting the whole spectrum of email attacks, from vendor compromise and spear-phishing to unwanted spam and graymail.

Milestones
  • 2018 Founded
  • 2020 Partnered, Series B
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CodeSignal logo
CodeSignal logo

CodeSignal aims to make talent accessible by empowering recruiters and employers to evaluate job candidates’ programming skills effectively and objectively.

Milestones
  • 2014 Founded
  • 2020 Partnered, Series C
Partner
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H1's health data platform supports the end-to-end therapeutic development process of medical companies and healthcare systems.

Milestones
  • 2017 Founded
  • 2020 Partnered, Series A
knoetic
knoetic

Knoetic is no-code people analytics platform that provides a unified view of organizational performance metrics (employee retention, recruiting pipelines, pay equity, DEI, engagement, etc).

Milestones
  • 2020 Founded
  • 2022 Partnered, Series B
Partner
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Netlify logo

Netlify is an all-in-one platform for automating modern web projects at global scale—without servers, devops, or costly infrastructure.

Milestones
  • 2014 Founded
  • 2020 Partnered, Series C
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photomathAcquired by Google
photomath

Photomath is the #1 math learning app that uses the power of AI and the smartphone to instantly solve math concepts and provide step-by-step instructions for users to learn and retain.

Milestones
  • 2014 Founded
  • 2020 Partnered, Series B
  • 2023 Acquired by Google
Partner
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qualio
qualio

Qualio is a cloud-based quality management system for life sciences. Their ready-to-use QMS unites teams, processes, and data all in one place so companies can get to market quickly and scale successfully.

Milestones
  • 2012 Founded
  • 2021 Partnered, Series B
Partner
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Sana Labs logo

Sana is an AI-powered learning platform that empowers organizations to find, share, and harness the knowledge they need to achieve their missions.

Milestones
  • 2016 Founded
  • 2022 Partnered, Series B
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Anycart delivers groceries and offers home cooks over 250 recipes with step-by-step cooking videos.

Milestones
  • 2019 Founded
  • 2019 Partnered, Seed
  • 2022 Acquired by Weee! Inc.
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Anycart
Anycart delivers groceries and offers home cooks over 250 recipes with step-by-step cooking videos.
Acquired by Weee! Inc.
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Ascentis provides best-in-class human resources tools including HRIS, payroll, time and attendance, talent management, and recruiting software.

Milestones
  • 2022 Acquired
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Ascentis
Ascentis provides best-in-class human resources tools including HRIS, payroll, time and attendance, talent management, and recruiting software.
Acquired by UKG

Clearwater Analytics is a leading provider of SaaS-based investment accounting, reporting, and analytics solutions.

Milestones
  • 2004 Founded
  • 2010 Partnered (at Summit Partners)
  • 2021 IPO
Partner
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Clearwater Analytics
Clearwater Analytics is a leading provider of SaaS-based investment accounting, reporting, and analytics solutions.
NYSE: CWAN

OfferFit is a ML-powered, automated experimentation platform for lifecycle marketers that enables true mass personalization on a 1:1 basis, all tailored to the specific goal of the marketers.

Milestones
  • 2020 Founded
  • 2023 Partnered, Series B
Partner
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OfferFit
OfferFit is a ML-powered, automated experimentation platform for lifecycle marketers that enables true mass personalization on a 1:1 basis, all tailored to the specific goal of the marketers.
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Smartsheet provides businesses with collaboration software and solutions to create team efficiency, effectiveness and scale.

Milestones
  • 2005 Founded
  • 2017 Partnered (at Summit Partners)
  • 2018 IPO
Partner
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Smartsheet
Smartsheet provides businesses with collaboration software and solutions to create team efficiency, effectiveness and scale.
NYSE: SMAR

Teaching Strategies is the #1 provider of early childhood solutions in the country.

Partner
Teaching Strategies
Teaching Strategies is the #1 provider of early childhood solutions in the country.