Sequoia Capital

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Sequoia Capital
Type Private
Industry Venture capital
Founded 1972
Founders Don Valentine
Headquarters 3000 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California
Number of locations 6
Key people Michael Jonathan Moritz
Donald T. Valentine
Michael L. Goguen
Melinda Ann Dunn
Douglas M. Leone

Sequoia Capital is an American venture capital firm located in Menlo Park, California, United States.

The firm[edit]

Sequoia was founded by Don Valentine in 1972 in Menlo Park, California, and today has offices worldwide to support its international portfolio of companies.[1]

Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed stage, start-up stage, early stage, and growth stage investments in private companies. It also invests in public companies. The firm seeks to invest in all sectors, see portfolio section below.[2]

The firm seeks to invest in companies based in the United States for early and seed stage investments. However, for growth stage investments, it does not limit its investments to any country and recent funds have been internationally focused. It invests between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $100 million in growth stage.[3]

The firm's general partners include Roelof Botha, Scott Carter, Jim Goetz, Mike Goguen, Pat Grady, Doug Leone, Alfred Lin, and Bryan Schreier.


Sequoia invests in these sectors: Sequoia Capital's full portfolio can be seen on its website.[2]

  • Financial services

Within financial services, it invests in banking, brokerage, payments, and enabling technology.

  • Healthcare

Within healthcare, the firm invests across diagnostic services, genetics services, lab services, patient services, product development services, and enabling technology companies.

  • Internet

Within Internet, it invests in advertising, communications, ecommerce, games, media, search, social networking, and enabling technology companies.

  • Mobile sector

Within the mobile sector, the firm invests in advertising, applications, devices and enabling technology companies.

  • Outsourcing

Within outsourcing, it invests across business process outsourcing, hosting services, managed services, professional services and software development services.

  • Technology

Within technology, the firm invests in semiconductor, sub-systems, systems, software, and services companies.

  • Other

It also invests in optical components; computer, subsystems, and communication systems; and consumer and professional services.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sequoia Capital - Don Valentine Profile". 
  2. ^ a b "Sequoia Capital website". September 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rao, Leena (December 17, 2012). "Sequoia Raises $700M For Global Growth Fund". Tech Crunch. 

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