Sequoia Capital is an American venture capital firm located in Menlo Park, California, United States Sequoia’s diverse portfolio includes companies in energy, financial, health care, mobile and technology sectors. The firm is known for the success of companies it has funded, some of which include Airbnb, Apple, Aruba Networks, Google, YouTube, PayPal, Instagram, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, NVIDIA, Navigenics, Cotendo, Atari, Ameritox, Kayak, Meebo, Admob, Zappos, Green Dot and LinkedIn. 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.
Sequoia was founded by Don Valentine in 1972 in Menlo Park, CA and today has offices worldwide to support its international portfolio of companies. Current partners at the US office include Don Valentine, Roelof Botha, Bill Coughran, Jim Goetz, Michael Goguen, Aaref Hilaly, Warren Hogarth, Timothy Lee, Douglas Leone, Alfred Lin, Greg