Sequoia Capital

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Sequoia Capital Operations, LLC
Sequoia Capital
Industry Venture capital
Founded 1972
Founder Don Valentine
Headquarters 3000 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California
Number of locations
Area served
United States, China, India, Israel
Key people
Michael Jonathan Moritz
Donald T. Valentine
Douglas Leone

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


Sequoia was founded by Don Valentine in 1972 in Menlo Park, California.[1] Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm located in Menlo Park, California.[2]Today has offices worldwide to support its international portfolio of companies, with offices located in Beijing, China, Hong Kong, and India.[3][4][5]

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 and private companies from all sectors.[6]

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.[7]


Sequoia Capital has invested in over 250 companies, including: Apple, Google, PayPal, Stripe,Youtube, Instagram and Behalf.[8][9][10][11]


In 2006, Sequoia Capital acquired Westbridge Capital Partners, an Indian venture capital firm. It later was renamed Sequoia Capital India.[12]


Sequoia mainly invests in these sectors:[6]

  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Internet
  • Mobile sector
  • Outsourcing
  • Technology

The investments in these sectors are spread over more than 250 companies.[13]

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  1. ^ "Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley's Innovation Factory". Forbes. Retrieved 2015-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Sequoia Capital Teardown". CB Insights - Blog. 2015-08-12. Retrieved 2015-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Sequoia Capital: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Retrieved 2015-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Sequoia Capital - Don Valentine Profile". 
  5. ^ Anders, George. "Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley's Innovation Factory". Forbes. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Sequoia Capital website". September 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ Rao, Leena (December 17, 2012). "Sequoia Raises $700M For Global Growth Fund". Tech Crunch. 
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  9. ^ Kelly, Meghan. "Sequoia Capital raising around $1B for new funds - that's one Instagram". Venturebeat. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  10. ^ Kar, Ian. "Sequoia Capital is betting $13 million on a peer-to-peer insurance startup". Quartz. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sequoia Capital". Retrieved 2015-12-03. 
  12. ^ "How Sequoia Capital India became Asia’s most prolific venture capital firm". Quartz. Retrieved 2015-12-03. 
  13. ^ "Sequoia Capital". Retrieved 2015-12-03. 

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