Our Culture

What you believe and what you value as an organization matters. Discover the DNA of our firm.

Our People

Get to know our teams and the stories of select staff members who share why they choose to work at Sands Capital.

News & Events

Read about some of the latest events, partnerships, and business highlights from Sands Capital.


At Sands Capital, we strive to hire exceptional talent who will live our values and support our efforts to deliver on our mission.

Changing market and geopolitical environments are part of the equation for long-term investors.  As active investors, we are prepared to manage through trying times.

Papercup’s proprietary AI dubbing solutions provide high-quality, inexpensive voiceover and video localization.

Fostering Long-term Thinking

Executive Managing Director and Sr. Portfolio Manager Brian Christiansen discusses the importance of candor and collaboration in a culture that promotes long-term thinking.

Transparent Work Cultures and Inclusive Opportunities

Recruit Holdings is transforming the world of work through wage transparency and providing life-changing opportunities for immigrants and refugees.

Philosophy & Approach

Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that, over time, stock prices will reflect the earnings power and growth of the underlying businesses.

Our latest annual report offers a comprehensive view of how we add value through active stewardship.

Public Equity

Our newest strategy takes an unconstrained approach to seeking the best growth businesses outside of the U.S.

Venture & Growth Equity

Sands Capital invests in innovative businesses across all stages of the growth spectrum

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Christy Steele


Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital (2020 - 2021)
Arlington, VA | Sr. Associate

Firebrand Strategy (2016 - 2020)
Washington, DC | Owner, Media Producer

Science Magazine (2015 - 2016)
Washington, DC | Senior Photo Editor

Smithsonian Channel (2014 - 2015)
Washington, DC | Associate Producer


Georgetown University (2020)
MBA | McDonough School of Business

Georgetown University (2006)
BA | English

Christy joined Sands Capital Ventures in 2020 as a Senior Associate. She identifies and evaluates investment opportunities in the technology sector. Prior to joining Sands, Christy was a film producer and photo editor with over ten years of experience creating content for television, film, print, and web. She has worked for Science Magazine and on television shows and documentaries for Smithsonian Channel, Travel Channel, National Geographic, and Animal Planet. Christy has also been a small business consultant advising small businesses on website design and marketing content. Christy received a BA in English from Georgetown University and a MBA from the Georgetown McDonough School of Business.

Investment Culture
Cultivating Courage
Sands Capital prides its open and entrepreneurial culture as a cornerstone of its success. Five former Sands Capital interns spoke about their collaborative learning experiences throughout their internship and onto their full-time roles.
Investment Strategy
Healthcare Technology Trends
As early-stage venture investors, we seek to find and invest in emerging technologies well before they reach mainstream adoption.

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