Sequoia Capital

Sequoia Capital is Menlo Park, CA venture capital firm primarily focused on technology. Sequoia has backed companies that now control $1.4 trillion of combined stock market value1 and the firm manages multiple funds including funds specific to India, Israel, and China.

Sequoia was founded by Don Valentine in 1972 and in the mid-1990s, Valentine gave control of the company to Doug Leone and Michael Moritz. In 2006, Sequoia Capital acquired Westbridge Capital Partners, an Indian venture capital firm; later renamed Sequoia Capital India. The U.S. firm had 11 partners as of 2016.

Sequoia Capital has invested in over 250 companies since 1972, including Apple, Google, YouTube, AdMob, LinkedIn, Instagram, Yahoo!, Zoom, and WhatsApp.


The firm is made up of the following partners:

  • Blair Shane
  • Jaime Bott
  • Michael Abramson
  • Michael Moritz
  • Amy Sun
  • Andrew Reed
  • Sonya Huang
  • Douglas Leone
  • Matt Miller
  • Bryan Schreier
  • Pat Grady
  • Jim Goetz
  • Carl Eschenbach
  • Michael Dixon
  • Roelof Botha
  • Bill Coughran
  • Omar Hamoui
  • Aaref Hilaly
  • Liu Jiang
  • Jess Lee
  • Alfred Lin
  • Shaun Maguire
  • Mike Vernal
  • Stephanie Zhan

Former partners included:

  • Don Valentine, Founder


  1. Forbes: Inside Sequoia Capital↩︎
Last updated byAnonymous on March 10, 2020
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