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.

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Recognized as Greenwich Quality Leader

Sands Capital is one of just four investment managers recognized this year for the service it delivers to institutional clients.


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

U.S. markets have recovered following 2022’s historic selloff, leading some to question what comes next. In this environment, we believe certain active approaches are better positioned to benefit than others.

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Connecting Brands with Digital Content Creators

Bryan Gold and #paid are enabling companies and creators to form mutually beneficial partnerships

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 second annual stewardship report reflects our commitment to provide clients and other key stakeholders with transparency into our initiatives, actions, and the progress we made in 2022.

Public Equity

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

Venture & Growth Equity

Our life sciences strategy looks to invest in promising life sciences companies that we believe are at the heart of a technological and scientific revolution in healthcare.

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Kumar Gautam


Joined Sands Capital

Rejoined in 2020

Work Experience

Sands Capital Ventures (2020 - 2022)
Arlington, VA | Principal

Sands Capital Ventures (2016 - 2019)
Arlington, VA | Sr. Associate

Sands Capital Ventures (2014 - 2015)
Arlington, VA | Associate

Altman Vilandria (2011 - 2014)
Boston, MA | Senior Analyst


Stanford University (2020)
MS | Graduate School of Business

Dartmouth College (2011)
BA | Computer Science

Kumar joined Sands Capital in 2014 and is an Analyst and Principal in the technology sector. Kumar primarily focuses on the Global Innovation Strategy, but also contributes to Sands Capital’s Public Equity and Venture Capital strategies. Kumar has experience investing in software and internet businesses globally, having worked on or led Sands Capital’s investments in AppDynamics, DocuSign, and Scopely, among others. He has also led public equity investments in businesses such Anaplan and Fiverr. Prior to joining Sands Capital, Kumar was a Senior Analyst at Altman Vilandrie & Company, a management consulting firm that advises businesses and investors in the telecom, media, and technology sectors. Kumar graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in Computer Science and earned a Masters in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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