WE EMPOWER BUSINESSES
TO TRANSFORM HUMANITY

Sands Capital Ventures invests in promising businesses in three dynamic, high-growth markets: Life Sciences, Technology, and Global Consumer. As the venture capital affiliate of Sands Capital Management, we bring significant global diligence capabilities based on our deep domain experience. We like to back businesses that are creating scalable innovations that have the potential to transform lives.

Why partner with us

Our best ideas are born out of our deep domain experience. We seek out great businesses and like to be first to the table. We don’t wait for others to bring ideas to us.

In our view, greater focus generates disproportionately better results. We focus primarily on three markets and concentrate only on companies in which we have the highest conviction. We choose to partner with businesses where we believe our domain knowledge can help drive growth. 

We are engaged investors. We strive to lend our operational and strategic experience to support our businesses. Where appropriate, we seek board representation to further align our interests with our companies.

Because the best businesses are not concentrated in any one region, neither is our thinking. Our global experience, we believe, helps us to understand how local secular drivers impact our companies. Our portfolio companies reflect the breadth of our cross-border perspective and depth of insight into local markets.

How we invest

Sands Capital's Six Criteria Serve as our Compass

These criteria are the common language of our global investment team that help us to identify exceptional private businesses, stay focused on what matters most to an investment, and avoid mediocrity.

Sustainable
Above-Average Growth

Sustainable
Above-Average Growth

Exceptional businesses with validated platforms posed for strong growth

Leadership in a Promising
Business Space

Leadership in A Promising
Business Space

Emerging leaders positioned to take share of compelling markets through innovation

Significant Competitive
Advantage

Significant
Competitive Advantage

Technology-enabled platforms that can scale and create sustainable advantages

Clear Mission and
Value-Added Focus

Clear Mission and
Value-Added Focus

Talented and visionary management teams focused on creating long-term value for investors

Financial
Strength

Financial
Strength

Strong syndicate support with rational amount of capital to grow the business and reach milestones

Rational Valuation
and Terms

Rational Valuation
and Terms

Discipline and experience drive business valuations and transaction terms