Sequoia Capital

Sequoia Capital

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park


Sequoia Capital is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1972. The main office of this VC is situated in Menlo Park. This investor is located in North America, United States.

Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Ant Financial, Uber, PayPal. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Internet, Enterprise Software. In addition, there are 239 more industries where it has achieved success. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 21 other locations.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 3-4 participants. Besides Sequoia Capital, start-ups are typically funded by Wing Venture Capital, Union Square Ventures, True Ventures and 540 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with Venrock, Storm Ventures, SoftBank Investment Advisers, overall with 565 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually Venrock, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Trinity Ventures, and 481 VCs in total.

The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 12 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Sequoia Capital is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund typically enters into 25-48 deals annually. Sequoia Capital is involved in 9 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. This fund was the most active in 2014. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars.

The fund was established by Don Valentine. Besides the listed founders, we have found 33 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: last, first, last first_initial, first last_initial, first_initial last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

93.1% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

40.2% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

5.6 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.14 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.97 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Hectocorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $100B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Wing Venture Capital, Union Square Ventures, True Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

Venrock, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Trinity Ventures

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