Sands Capital Ventures

Sands Capital Ventures

A venture capital and private equity firm investing in technology, healthcare, financial services, and consumer sectors.

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.

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Sands Capital Private Growth Fund II

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.

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DataRobot sells a machine learning platform that helps users build and deploy accurate predictive models. The Boston-based company was founded in 2012 by Jeremy Achin.

A healthcare technology company offering a platform for organizing healthcare data from multiple systems.

A life sciences company that has developed and commercialized a dna sequencing platform for human genome sequencing and analysis

Kidaptive is a Redwood City, California-based educational technology products company.

Funding Circle is a San Francisco-based multinational peer-to-peer lending marketplace

Kit Check is a company founded by Tim Kress-Spatz.

A company developing and offering open platform for industrial, academic and clinical scientists to develop and use multiplexed biological assays

Neptune Financial is a San Francisco-based company.

UPGRADED is a sport company founded by Sandy Khaund.

Teckro is a UK-based life science technology company that digitalizes clinical trial data.

A platform-technology company offering gene-expression profiling solutions for pharmaceutical discovery

NanoView Biosciences is a Boston-based life science company founded by David Freedman.

Candel Therapeutics is a Needham, Massachusetts-based company.

Karuna Therapeutics is a Boston-based company.

Avitide is a Lebanon, New Hampshire-based biotechnology company.

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