Industry-wide Change

STARTS HERE

 
 

WE INVEST IN
PROGRESS

We connect corporations and emerging companies.
We don't stand still. We create momentum. 
 
At the heart of everything we do is our drive to improve:
the system, the status quo, and people's lives

WE FOCUS ON THREE OF THE WORLD'S MOST CRUCIAL INDUSTRIES:

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FOOD & AGRICULTURE

We invest in emerging food & agriculture technologies that help increase production, reduce inputs, and improve sustainability.

HEALTHCARE

We connect startups with BlueCross BlueShield entities to create efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve delivery in the changing healthcare marketplace. 

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INSURANCE

We bring (re)insurance companies together to invest in strategically-relevant startups that address unmet customer needs and fill gaps across the industry.

WE'VE LIVED IN
BOTH WORLDS.

As executive leaders, we know how big corporations work, and more importantly, how they don’t. As entrepreneurs, we know what it’s like to pour everything into your work and run out of cash. And as Sandbox Industries, we successfully bridge the two. 

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Cultivian Sandbox
Blue Venture Fund
Sandbox Insurtech Ventures
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Alex Behar

VICE PRESIDENT,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

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Andrew Boyd

VICE PRESIDENT,

HEALTHCARE

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT,
HEALTHCARE

Nida Cabanayan

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ASSOCIATE,
HEALTHCARE

Kelly Carlquist

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COUNSEL

Ariel Choi

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Amanda Donohue-Hansen

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

Matt Downs

CO-CEO 

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Steve Engleberg

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

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MANAGING DIRECTOR,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

Taryn Gallery Goodman

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Michelle Gouveia

VICE PRESIDENT,
INSURANCE

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VICE PRESIDENT,

CONSULTING

Gauri Gupta

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MANAGING DIRECTOR,
HEALTHCARE

Anna Haghgooie

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MANAGING DIRECTOR,
INSURANCE

Gretchen Hayes

Dr. Tom Hawes

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
HEALTHCARE

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Christian Horn

ASSOCIATE,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

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Matt Kopfensteiner

ASSOCIATE,

HEALTHCARE

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Madeline Lauzon

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT,

HEALTHCARE

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Dr. Jennifer Levin Carter

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

HEALTHCARE

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Kelsey Maguire

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
HEALTHCARE

Ron Meeusen

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

Jennifer Naylor

CFO

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Tunde Oshinowo

ASSOCIATE,

HEALTHCARE

Dan Phillips

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

FOOD & AGRICULTURE

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VICE PRESIDENT,
CONSULTING 

Jeremy Porter

Nick Rosa

CO-CEO 

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Dr. Emir Sandhu

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

HEALTHCARE

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OFFICE
MANAGER

Riley Schamburg

Jessica Scheets

PLATFORM MANAGER, 

INSURANCE

Bob Shapiro

MANAGING DIRECTOR, 
FOOD & 
AGRICULTURE

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Kelsey Tsai

ASSOCIATE,

HEALTHCARE

Mike Spadafore

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

HEALTHCARE

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Mirirai Sparks

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT,

HEALTHCARE

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Sarah Sullivan

PLATFORM MANAGER,

CONSULTING

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Kelsey Tsai

ASSOCIATE,

HEALTHCARE

Pam Walton

VICE PRESIDENT,

HEALTHCARE

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Kelly Wyman

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING MANAGER

Andy Ziolkowski

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

FOOD & AGRICULTURE

Chris Zock

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

INSURANCE

CONTACT US

1000 W FULTON MARKET #213, CHICAGO, IL 60607 

TEL: 312.243.4100

 

MEET OUR TEAM

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Alex Behar

VICE PRESIDENT,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

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Andrew Boyd

VICE PRESIDENT,

HEALTHCARE

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT,
HEALTHCARE

Nida Cabanayan

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ASSOCIATE,
HEALTHCARE

Kelly Carlquist

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ASSOCIATE,
HEALTHCARE

Tony Chen

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GENERAL COUNSEL

Ariel Choi

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Amanda Donohue-Hansen

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

Matt Downs

CO-CEO 

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Steve Engleberg

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

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Luis Garcia

ASSOCIATE,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

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MANAGING DIRECTOR,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

Taryn Gallery Goodman

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Michelle Gouveia

VICE PRESIDENT,
INSURANCE

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VICE PRESIDENT,

CONSULTING

Gauri Gupta

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MANAGING DIRECTOR,
HEALTHCARE

Anna Haghgooie

Dr. Tom Hawes

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
HEALTHCARE

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MANAGING DIRECTOR,
INSURANCE

Gretchen Hayes

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Christian Horn

ASSOCIATE,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

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Meghan Kiely

CONTROLLER

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Matt Kopfensteiner

ASSOCIATE,

HEALTHCARE

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Madeline Lauzon

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT,

HEALTHCARE

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Dr. Jennifer Levin Carter

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

HEALTHCARE

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Kelsey Maguire

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
HEALTHCARE

Ron Meeusen

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
FOOD & AGRICULTURE

Jennifer Naylor

CFO

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Tunde Oshinowo

ASSOCIATE,

HEALTHCARE

Dan Phillips

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

FOOD & AGRICULTURE

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VICE PRESIDENT,
CONSULTING 

Jeremy Porter

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ASSOCIATE,
CONSULTING 

Sebastien Rhodes

Nick Rosa

CO-CEO 

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Dr. Emir Sandhu

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

HEALTHCARE

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OFFICE
MANAGER

Riley Schamburg

Jessica Scheets

PLATFORM MANAGER, 

INSURANCE

Bob Shapiro

MANAGING DIRECTOR, 
FOOD & 
AGRICULTURE

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Bo Shi

VICE PRESIDENT,

HEALTHCARE

Mike Spadafore

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

HEALTHCARE

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Mirirai Sparks

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT,

HEALTHCARE

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Sarah Sullivan

PLATFORM MANAGER,

CONSULTING

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Kelsey Tsai

ASSOCIATE,

HEALTHCARE

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Anita Umarji

HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Pam Walton

VICE PRESIDENT,

HEALTHCARE

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Kelly Wyman

DIRECTOR OF BRAND & COMMUNICATIONS

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Zachary Young

VICE PRESIDENT,

INSURANCE

Andy Ziolkowski

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

FOOD & AGRICULTURE

Chris Zock

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

INSURANCE