Sand Hill Road

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Sand Hill Road is a road in Menlo Park, California, notable for the concentration of venture capital companies there.[1] Its significance as a symbol of private equity in the United States may be compared to that of Wall Street in the stock market. Connecting El Camino Real and Interstate 280, the road provides easy access to Stanford University and Silicon Valley.

For several years during the dotcom boom of the late 1990s, commercial real estate on Sand Hill Road was more expensive than almost anywhere else in the world. The annual rent on Sand Hill Road peaked at around $144 (USD) per square foot ($1550 per m2) in mid-2000; at the time, this was higher than rates in Manhattan and London's West End.[2]

Sand Hill Road venture capitalists currently invest in a variety of areas, in particular:

Sand Hill Road is also home to the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Some venture capital and private equity firms located on Sand Hill Road include:

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