Founder, Managing Director at Costanoa Venture Capital
FORTUNE -- Greg Sands, a longtime partner with Sutter Hill Ventures, appears to be spinning out and setting up his own fund. According to a regulatory filing, Sands is raising upwards of $100 million for Costanoa Venture Capital. A source tells me that he's nearing a first close... Read more »
Costanoa Venture Capital: A $100M Fund For Startups That Develop Cloud Services For Business And Con...
Sutter Hill Ventures Greg Sands has left the firm to launch a $100 million fund to invest in early stage, cloud services for businesses and consumers that leverage data and analytics. Costanoa Venture Capital is launching with ten initial investments. Overall, investments in portfolio ... Read more »
Storied investor Greg Sands has struck out on his own, and successfully raised a first fund for Silicon Valley-based venture firm, Costanoa Venture Capital. The $100 million fund will be dedicated to early-stage startups; each will receive an investment of $500,000 to $3 million. ... Read more »
"Costanoa was started with the goal of identifying the most ambitious, talented and passionate entrepreneurs and turning their ideas into great companies," said Greg Sands, Founder and Managing Partner of Costanoa Venture Capital. "Much of the venture capital that exists today is a ... Read more »
The financing was led by Foundry Group and Costanoa Venture Partners, which was recently founded by former Sutter Hill Ventures managing director Greg Sands. LinkSmart was founded by former DailyCandy CEO Pete Sheinbaum, to help publishers grow audiences through in-text links. While web ... Read more »
Venture Partners, with participation from Tugboat Ventures and Greg Sands’ Costanoa Venture Capital. As a result of the raise, USVP partner Jacques Benkoski will be joining the startup’s board of directors. According to Bellis, most enterprises today find themselves overwhelmed by the ... Read more »
"I absolutely think that a small, focused firm has the ability to make a difference for its entrepreneurs in a way that wasn't true 20 years ago," said Greg Sands. The longtime partner at venerable Sutter Hill Ventures on Wednesday will take the wraps off his new $100 million fund... Read more »
LinkSmart Launches Out of Stealth With $4.7 Million in Funding From Foundry Group, Sutter Hill Ventu...
"LinkSmart is all about returning publishers to the idea that content -- their content -- is extremely valuable and under utilized as a key driver of traffic," said Greg Sands, Managing Director at Costanoa Venture Capital. "LinkSmart is taking a fresh approach to help publishers realize ... Read more »
New School VC Castanoa Venture Capital Launches $100 Million Funded Focused on Big Data and Disrupti...
Ellison Takes Aim at HANA, But Misses the Big (Data) Picture Experienced venture capitalist turned venture entrepreneur Greg Sands formally launches Costanoa Venture Capital. Caostanoa is a new $100m venture capital fund focused on the early stage of big data and emerging disruptive ... Read more »
Posted by Al Davis, December 12, 2012 • Private Equity News, Services • No Comments Veteran VC Greg Sands has launched his own early stage firm, Costanoa Venture Capital, and closed on $100 million for its inaugural fund. Sands, formerly of Sutter Hill Ventures, is the sole GP in ... Read more »
Barb Darrow of GigaOM reports, “Greg Sands sees a lack of good funding sources for very young enterprise-focused cloud and ‘applied big data’ companies. That why Sands, a former partner with Sutter Hill Ventures, founded Costanoa Venture Capital with $100 million to provide seed ... Read more »
Founder and Managing Partner Greg Sands brings 13 years as a successful investor at Sutter Hill Ventures where he was an early investor in important companies such as Merced Systems, QuinStreet, Feedburner, AllBusiness, Return Path, and Youku. His track record there shows the ability to ... Read more »
Those named in the filing were Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Matt Blumberg; Co-Founder, President George Bilbrey; SVP, Global Sales and Service Anita Absey; and directors Wilson, Greg Sands of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Sutter Hill Ventures; and Scott Weiss of Menlo Park, Calif.-based ... Read more »
Palo Alto-based Costanoa Venture Capital, a new venture capital fund founded by Greg Sands, said today that it has raised a $100M, early stage venture capital fund. The firm said it will invest in early stage, cloud-based services for businesses and consumers. Costanoa said that its ... Read more »
Greg Sands, the firm’s founder and managing partner, previously spent more than a decade investing in cloud-based services companies, such as Allbusiness.com, Feedburner, Merced Systems, QuinStreet and Youku. This article was also published in the Bay Area Tech Wire... Read more »
Greg Sands is leaving storied Sutter Hill Ventures to launch Coastano VC. So what’s fund raising like for a Solo-GP? No team, no complimentary skills, key-person issues? “It was a lot harder in 2008-2009 when I started. The repeated message I heard then was “we don’t invest in a solo-GP ... Read more »
Others participating in the round include Angel List's Naval Ravikant, Cloudera founder Jeff Hammerbacher and Costanoa Venture Capital, recently founded by Sutter Hill veteran Greg Sands. Among Lex Machina's previous investors are Yahoo ( YHOO ) co-founder Jerry Yang; Joe Lonsdale... Read more »
" "Banks and credit unions are at war with cybercriminals and need solutions that can protect them against ever-evolving threats," said Greg Sands, managing director, Sutter Hill Ventures. "Guardian Analytics is solving this escalating industry problem with a clearly differentiated and ... Read more »
Greg Sands is a Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures ( www.sutterhillventures.com ), which has financed technology-based start-ups and assisted entrepreneurs in building market-leading companies since 1964. Greg focuses on software, internet services and advertising... Read more »
Greg Sands, Managing Director of Sutter Hill Ventures is a specialist in software, internet services, and advertising, marketing and media technologies. One of his firms recent investments the Hispanic online ad network Consorte Media. Sands talked to Portada about Consorte and ... Read more »