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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Daniel Pilling

Sr. Research Analyst

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital (2018 - 2021)
Arlington, VA | Sr. Research Analyst

Balyasny Asset Management (2015 - 2017)
New York, NY | Analyst

Millennium Capital Partners (2014 - 2015)
London, UK | Analyst

QVT Financial (2012 - 2014)
London, UK | Analyst

Fidelity (2010 - 2011)
London, UK | Research Associate

Greenhill & Co. (2007 - 2009)
London, UK | Analyst


Cambridge University (2007)
MPhil | Finance

Manchester Business School (2006)
BA | Business Finance and Economics

Investment Strategy
Powering Everything
ChatGPT has practically turned chipmaker NVIDIA into a household name. We believe NVIDIA and other companies along the semiconductor value chain should grow more than expected, benefitting not only from AI adoption but also from other new technologies that demand more powerful and more complex chips.

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