Sandhya Hegde is a Partner at Unusual Ventures, leading investments in enterprise SaaS platforms. She is particularly interested in technical founders who love data and design. Prior to Unusual, she was an early employee at Amplitude, joining as a product manager at the single-digit ARR stage. She grew the company ranks leading pivotal efforts across product development, fundraising, category creation and GTM strategy. She went on to become the Executive Vice President of Marketing & Growth, helping establish Amplitude as a unicorn and category leader in product intelligence overseeing 20x growth in its ARR. While at Amplitude, Sandhya also founded Amplify, the world's leading product-led growth conference and served as a product strategy advisor to leading startups and Fortune 100 businesses including NBC, T-Mobile and Ford. Before Amplitude, Sandhya was an investor and at Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital, where she focused on emerging market startups in SaaS and Cleantech. For Sandhya, what matters in venture is not just building successful startups but diverse, generational businesses that set the industry standard for both customer and employee impact. Sandhya holds dual masters degrees in Business from Stanford GSB and Engineering from IIT Bombay, where she also completed her undergraduate education. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unusual stands out in the crowded landscape of new VC funds for its values and approach to supporting founders. When Unusual leads an investment, it deploys a founder engagement model of staggering depth. This is embodied by our Get Ahead Platform team - expert operators from companies like Okta, MongoDB, New Relic and Segment who join technical founders near full-time for 3-6 months and kickstart their company with recruiting, sales and marketing support. This will become the new standard for all early stage investing in the next decade and am excited to join the team leading the charge.