Life Sciences Pulse

Life Sciences Pulse

Targeting growth equity investments in highly innovative life sciences businesses

The strategy seeks to invest in companies operating in specific areas of innovation, including therapeutics, diagnostics, and life sciences tools. By leveraging Sands Capital’s global research platform to source, assess, and structure investment opportunities, Sands Capital partners with pioneers in the expanding class of innovative life sciences businesses.

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, Life Sciences Pulse invests in businesses that fit the following criteria:


Innovative life sciences business who are leaders in therapeutics,  diagnostics, and life sciences tools


Businesses with meaningful clinical data, proof of concept data, and/or promising business models


Targeting major innovation hubs around the globe


$15 million – $30 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 have assembled a deep and diverse bench of investment, legal, operational, and financial personnel to execute on our mission.

Parker Cassidy


Padmaparna Chaudhuri, PhD

Director of Technical Research

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Daniel H. Cheng

Sr. Research Analyst

Alexandra Fulk

Chief Compliance Officer (SCV), Sr. Legal Counsel

Andrew P. Giordano

Managing Director, Business Development and Client Relations

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Jennifer A. Goldsmith

Sr. Research Analyst
Director, Research Associate Program

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Jonathan P. Goodman

General Counsel

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Yolande J. Hanlan

Director, Sr. Counsel

Scott Headd

Sr. Director, Client Relations

Morgan Lee

Legal Counsel

Tye Merlo

Director of Compliance, Associate Counsel

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Jake Merrill, CFA


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Ian Ratcliffe

Executive Managing Partner
Executive Managing Director

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Miriam Z. Sanders

Director, Investor Relations

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Frank M. Sands, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
Chief Executive Officer

Aagam Shah, PhD


Shreya Singh


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Erin Soule, CPA

Director of Finance & Operations

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Stephen Zachary, PhD

Managing Partner