Greg Sands

Founder & Managing Partner, Costanoa Ventures

An early stage investor for over 20 years, Greg helps startups analyze and interpret early signals to identify and leverage the most valuable aspects of their solution.

Greg has supported multiple companies that have reached successful outcomes, including 3Scale (acquired by RedHat), Datalogix (acquired by Oracle) and Intacct (acquired by Sage). His current investments include Alation, Demandbase, Directly, Focal Systems, Grovo, Guardian Analytics, Inflection, Handle Financial, Quizlet, Return Path, Roadster, Stitch Labs, and VictorOps.

Prior to founding Costanoa, Greg was a Managing Director at Sutter Hill focusing on early stage, enterprise technology investments, including Merced Systems, AllBusiness, Quinstreet, Feedburner and Youku. Before 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 $140M in revenue. Greg also served as Manager of Business Development at Cisco where he architected a global channel management plan.

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