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:


Transformational technology companies


Series A and B focused


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


$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


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Scott Frederick

Managing Partner

Alexandra Fulk

Chief Compliance Officer (SCV), Sr. Legal Counsel

Andrew P. Giordano

Managing Director, Business Development and Client Relations

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Jonathan P. Goodman

General Counsel

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Michael Graninger

Managing Partner

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Nick Graziano, CFA

Principal, Portfolio Services

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Yolande J. Hanlan

Director, Sr. Counsel

Scott Headd

Sr. Director, Client Relations

Morgan Lee

Legal Counsel

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Mark McGovern

Venture Partner

Tye Merlo

Director of Compliance, Associate Counsel

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Ian Ratcliffe

Executive Managing Partner
Executive Managing Director

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Gene Riechers

Venture Partner

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Miriam Z. Sanders

Director, Investor Relations

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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