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Michael Graninger

Managing Partner

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital (2018 - 2022)
Arlington, VA | Partner

In-Q-Tel (2014 - 2018)
Arlington, VA | Partner

Mobile System 7 (2013 - 2014)
Arlington, VA | President, Co-Founder

In-Q-Tel (2003 - 2013)
Arlington, VA | Partner

The Hunter Capital Group (2001 - 2003)
Columbia, MD | Managing Director

Friedman, Billings, and Ramsey (1997 - 2001)
Arlington, VA | Senior Vice President


San Diego State University

Salisbury State University
BS | Business Administration

Michael joined Sands Capital Ventures in 2018 as a Partner. He has more than 20 years of experience investing in, managing, financing, and developing innovative enterprise technologies. Prior to joining Sands Capital Ventures, Michael was a Partner at In-Q-Tel, a strategic investor in early-stage businesses in the artificial intelligence, computer vision, data analytics, cybersecurity, novel materials, and other spaces of potential high impact on national security. He also was the founder and President of Mobile System 7, a cybersecurity company. Previously, Michael served as Managing Director at The Hunter Capital Group, a specialized investment bank, and Senior Vice President at Friedman, Billings, and Ramsey where he focused on IPOs, M&A advisory, and private placements. Michael received a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Salisbury State University and a MBA from San Diego State University.

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