Sands Capital Ventures

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Frank M. Sands Jr. Frank M. Sands Sr. Michael Rubin

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Total investments 21
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$80M
Portfolio companies 18
Rounds per year 0.72
Lead investments 4
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.14
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Software
  • Health Diagnostics
  • Medical Device
  • Health Care
Summary

In 1992 was created Sands Capital Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Arlington. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Sands Capital Ventures, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, Norwest Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are RA Capital Management, Northpond Ventures, Sequoia Capital India. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Founders Circle Capital, Accel, Norwest Venture Partners.

The current fund was established by Michael Rubin. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. When the investment is from Sands Capital Ventures the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 4 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2019. Comparing to the other companies, this Sands Capital Ventures performs on 9 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Slack Technologies, MuleSoft, Lending Club For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are E-Commerce, Information Technology. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Freenome

Biotechnology
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Personal Health
$300M07 Dec 2021 South San Francisco, California, United States

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Credit
Financial Services
FinTech
$280M16 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Ankyra

Biotechnology
$45M12 Nov 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Acrivon Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
Therapeutics
$100M11 Nov 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

SafeBreach

Cyber Security
Intrusion Detection
Network Security
Security
Software
$53M09 Nov 2021 Sunnyvale, California, United States

SafeRide Health

Health Care
Transportation
08 Nov 2021 California, United States

Prilenia

Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
$43M03 Nov 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Bridgit

Construction
Mobile
Real Estate
Software
$19M26 Oct 2021 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Vesper

Consumer Electronics
Hardware
Manufacturing
Telecommunications
$18M29 Sep 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
News
AI-driven voice assistant PolyAI raises $14M round led by Khosla Ventures

– PolyAI, a voice assistant company, raised $15m funding.
– The round was led by Silicon Valley’s Khosla Ventures, and joined by Point72 Ventures, Amadeus Capital, Sands Capital Ventures, Passion Capital and Entrepreneur First.
– It brings PolyAI to a valuation of $100m.
– PolyAI claims its voice assistant can be turned live more quickly, in more languages, and charges on a per-minute basis.

Exo secures $200M toward commercializing ultrasound device

– Exo, a handheld ultrasound device and point-of-care workflow platform, raised $220m funding.
– The round was led by RA Capital Management and joined by BlackRock, Sands Capital, Avidity Partners, Pura Vida Investments and prior investors.
– The company plans to use the funding to commercialize its device and to build out its informatics platform.

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