Private Growth

Global Innovation

Targeting growth equity investments in highly innovative, mid-late stage technology companies

New technologies are enabling innovative businesses to grow faster than ever before. During their hyper-growth phase, many prefer to remain private for longer, scaling faster while staying under the radar of competitors. As these businesses mature, many seek funding from investors with private and public market capabilities and demonstrated track records of long-term investing such as Sands Capital.

This investment strategy is executed by Sands Capital Ventures, LLC, an affiliate of Sands Capital Management, LLC. Sands Capital Management is the investment adviser that provides Sands Capital’s Public Growth investment strategies. Sands Capital Management seeks to adhere to the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) when reporting its investment performance results; however, Sands Capital Ventures does not.

Our Investment Focus

In addition to the six criteria that guide all investment decisions at Sands Capital, Global Innovation invests in businesses that fit the following criteria:

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Sector

Highly innovative
technology businesses with strong unit economics
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Stage

Typically targeting
mid-late stage technology businesses

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Geography

Targeting major innovation hubs around the globe

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Concentration

$25 million to $100 million target investment size
per company

Portfolio Businesses

Strategy Team

A bold mission requires a strong team. We sought out individuals who share our passion and are integrated with the broader Sands Capital investment team. We have assembled a deep bench of personnel to execute on our mission.

Emerson Bluhm, CFA

Emerson Bluhm, CFA

Portfolio Manager
Sr. Research Analyst

Tiffany Chen

Tiffany Chen

Associate

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Managing Partner

Scott Frederick

Scott Frederick

Partner

Kumar Gautam

Kumar Gautam

Principal

Andrew C. Gavlin

Andrew C. Gavlin

Sr. Research Associate

Jonathan P. Goodman

Jonathan P. Goodman

General Counsel

Michael Graninger

Michael Graninger

Partner

Yolande J. Hanlan

Yolande J. Hanlan

Director, Sr. Counsel

Jason S. Harden, CFA

Jason S. Harden, CFA

Research Analyst

Barron Martin Jr., CFA

Barron Martin Jr., CFA

Managing Partner

Frank M. Sands, CFA

Frank M. Sands, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
Chief Executive Officer