The Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs
|Headquarters||3000 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California, USA
|Number of locations||6|
|Key people||Michael Jonathan Moritz
Donald T. Valentine
Michael L. Goguen
Melinda Ann Dunn
Douglas M. Leone
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.
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.
- Financial services
Within financial services, it invests in banking, brokerage, payments, and enabling technology.
Within healthcare, the firm invests across diagnostic services, genetics services, lab services, patient services, product development services, and enabling technology companies.
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.
Within outsourcing, it invests across business process outsourcing, hosting services, managed services, professional services and software development services.
Within technology, the firm invests in semiconductor, sub-systems, systems, software, and services companies.
It also invests in optical components; computer, subsystems, and communication systems; and consumer and professional services.
The firm's investments include Airbnb, Apple, Aruba Networks, Google, YouTube, Zomato, PayPal, Instagram, Medallia, Meraki, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Electronic Arts, Skyhigh Networks, TuneIn, Yahoo!, NVIDIA, Lattice Engines, Navigenics, Cotendo, Atari, Ameritox, Kayak, Meebo, Admob, Knowlarity Communications, Followap, WhatsApp, Zappos, Adallom, Seculert, Green Dot, LinkedIn, Skyscanner and Kontera. With its broad range of highly successful investments, Sequoia estimates that 19% of the NASDAQ’s value is made up of firms that they have invested in.
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- Israeli cyber security firm Seculert raises $10 mln in funding. Reuters. Retrieved on 2013-09-18.
- "Sequoia Capital Portfolio".
- Cohan, Peter (September 26, 2012). "Achievers Gets Sequoia's Capital To Boost Employee Engagement". Forbes.