Sequoia Capital

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Sequoia Capital
Industry Venture capital
Founded 1972
Founder Don Valentine
Headquarters 3000 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California
Number of locations
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.

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][2]

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.[3]

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.[4]


Sequoia mainly invests in these sectors:[3]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sequoia Capital - Don Valentine Profile". 
  2. ^ Anders, George. "Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley's Innovation Factory". Forbes. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Sequoia Capital website". September 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Rao, Leena (December 17, 2012). "Sequoia Raises $700M For Global Growth Fund". Tech Crunch. 

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