Venture Capital

Global Ventures

Venture Capital

Global Ventures


Investing in entrepreneurs; building market leaders

Global Ventures invests in entrepreneurs building businesses in dynamic, high-growth markets. 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 become market leaders.

As of October 1, 2021, the firm was redefined to be the combination of Sands Capital Management, LLC and Sands Capital Ventures, LLC. The two investment advisers are combined to be one firm for GIPS® purposes and are doing business as Sands Capital. Sands Capital operates as a distinct business organization, retains discretion over the assets between the two registered investment advisers, and has autonomy over the total investment decision making process.

Our Investment Focus

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

Sector

Transformational technology companies

Stage

Series A and B focused

Geography

Emerging tech hubs,
primarily focused in the eastern US and UK

Concentration

$10 million to $15 million target investment size
per company

Portfolio Businesses

Many innovative companies have chosen to collaborate with us. Here are some of those 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.

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Christopher Eng

Principal

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Scott Frederick

Managing Partner

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Jonathan P. Goodman

General Counsel

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Michael Graninger

Managing Partner

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Nick Graziano, CFA

Portfolio Services Specialist

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Mark McGovern

Venture Partner

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Ian Ratcliffe

Executive Managing Partner
Executive Managing Director

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Gene Riechers

Venture Partner

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Frank M. Sands, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
Chief Executive Officer

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Erin Soule, CPA

Director of Finance & Operations

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Christy Steele

Principal