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.

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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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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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