Sequoia Capital Teardown

Sequoia Capital is one of the original venture capital firms, active before Silicon Valley was Silicon Valley. In recent months it has maintained its reputation for investing early in Unicorn companies. But WhatsApp is only the most recent example of Sequoia’s incredible success.

Below is CB Insights’ teardown of Sequoia Capital.

Notes:

  1. Where’s the data & viz from? 100% of the visualizations and data you see in this teardown are directly from the CB Insights platform’s Investor Analytics tool.
  2. What’s a Teardown?  A product teardown is the act of disassembling a product to understand its parts, functionality, etc. An investor teardown is analogous in that we’re trying to understand a firm by analyzing data around their financing strategy, investment thesis, key people, exit history, investment syndicates and more.

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