Stephen Zachary, PhD
Stephen Zachary, PhD


Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital Ventures (2016 – 2021)
Arlington, VA | Principal

Sands Capital Ventures (2018)
Arlington, VA | Sr. Associate

Sands Capital Ventures (2016 - 2017)
Arlington, VA | Venture Associate

T. Rowe Price (2016)
Baltimore, MD | Equity Research Extern

Johns Hopkins University (2008 - 2010)
Baltimore, MD | Laboratory Technician

Dickstein Shapiro LLP (2005 - 2007)
Washington, DC | Paralegal


Johns Hopkins University
PhD | School of Medicine

Washington & Lee University
BA | Philosophy

Stephen joined Sands Capital in 2016 and is a Kauffman Fellow (Class of '23). Stephen identifies, assesses, and monitors investments, focusing primarily on the Life Sciences sector. Prior to joining Sands Capital, Stephen received his PhD in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. During graduate school, Stephen was awarded a NIH Fellowship and completed an externship in biotech equity research with T. Rowe Price. Stephen attended Columbia University for his postbaccalaureate studies and received a BA in Philosophy from Washington & Lee University.

Sands Capital Closes $560 Million Life Sciences Fund
This is Sands Capital’s second life sciences-dedicated fund, and the team will continue investing with an emphasis on private therapeutics, diagnostics, and life sciences tools businesses.
Investment Strategy
Life Sciences Revolution Enables Better Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Technological advancements and biological breakthroughs have helped scientists better understand the causes of disease.

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