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Founder & Managing Director @
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27 Investments in 13 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Palo Alto
Website:
http://www.costanoavc.com
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Greg Sands is Founder and Managing Partner of Costanoa Venture Capital, Greg Sands brings 13 years of experience as a successful investor at Sutter Hill Ventures. There he was an early investor in important companies such as Merced Systems, QuinStreet, Feedburner, AllBusiness, Return Path, and Youku.

Prior to Sutter Hill, Greg was the first hire at Netscape Communications after its founding engineering team. He was its first Product Manager, wrote the initial business plan, coined the name Netscape, and created the SuiteSpot Business Unit, which he grew from zero to $150 million in revenue.

He also served as Manager of Business Development at Cisco where he architected a global channel management plan. Most importantly, Greg has a long-standing love of entrepreneurs and startups.

Greg currently serves on the boards of DemandBase, Guardian Analytics, Inflection, Intacct, LinkSmart, Return Path, and QuinStreet.

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Founder & Managing Director

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Sep 1, 1998
2011
Managing Director
1994
1998
Product Manager
1993
1993
Manager of Business Development
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Nov, 2015$10.6M / Venture (Lead)
Jul, 2015$30M / Series G
Mar, 2015$9M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2014$35M / Private Equity
Oct, 2014$4M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2014$15M / Series F
Feb, 2014$30M / Series G
Oct, 2013$6.8M / Series G
Sep, 2013$6.5M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2013$3.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$11.5M / Series E (Lead)
May, 2013$5M / Series B (Lead)
Mar, 2013$15M / Series D
Nov, 2012$5.25M / Series A
Oct, 2012$13.5M / Venture
Jun, 2011$14.05M / Series D
Jun, 2011$12.3M / Venture
May, 2011$10M / Series C (Lead)
Sep, 2010$30M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2010$4.2M / Series B
May, 2010$9M / Series C (Lead)
Jan, 2009$6M / Series E
Apr, 2008$15M / Venture
Jun, 2007$14M / Venture (Lead)
Apr, 2005$7M / Series B
May, 2000$6M / Series A (Lead)
Mar, 2000$5.5M / Venture (Lead)

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