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Stephen Zachary, PhD

Managing Partner

Joined Sands Capital

2016

Work Experience

Sands Capital Ventures (2021 – 2022)
Arlington, VA | Partner

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

Education

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.

Investment Strategy
Life Sciences Revolution Unlocks Potential in Tools, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics
We believe this life sciences revolution has created exciting opportunities for select businesses to create value and generate wealth for long-term investors.
Announcements
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.

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