Sands Capital Ventures, an affiliate of Sands Capital Management, is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in technology, healthcare, financial services, and consumer sectors that is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and was founded in 1992 by Frank M. Sands Jr and Michael Rubin. The firm uses six investment criteria to guide how it makes investments, these criteria are: sustainable above-average growth, leadership in a promising business space, significant competitive advantage, clear mission and value-added focus, financial strength, and rational valuation and terms. Notable investments made by Sands Capital Ventures include: Acessa Health, Mulesoft, Paydiant, DocuSign, Funding Circle, Teckro, Health Catalyst, Upgrade Lending Club, and WireWheel.
On April 29, 2016 Sands Capital Ventures announced raising $75 million for their Sands Capital Private Growth Fund II. Capital for the Sands Capital Private Growth Fund II came from at least 41 limited partners.