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Sequoia Capital
Type Private
Founded 1972
Founder(s) Don Valentine
Headquarters Menlo Park, California, USA
Number of locations 6
Industry Venture capital
Employees ~ 130 worldwide
Website www.sequoiacap.com

Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm founded by Don Valentine in 1972. The firm's partners include Don Valentine, Randy L. Ditzler, Greg McAdoo, Michael Moritz, Doug Leone, Gaurav Garg, Michael Goguen, Mark Stevens, Jim Goetz, Roelof Botha, and Mark Kvamme.

The firm has offices in the US, China, India and Israel. Sequoia has funded companies including Cisco Systems, Oracle, Apple, YouTube and Google.

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Portfolio

Sequoia Capital provided venture capital for the following companies:

Name First Invested Description Status
A123 Systems 02001-12-18 18 December 2001 Lithium-ion battery systems. IPO
Achates Power 02007-08-06 6 August 2007 Diesel engine systems. Private
AdBrite 02004-07-26 26 July 2004 Sell advertising on their websites and blogs Private
Acton Pharmaceuticals 02009-12-18 18 December 2009 Drug development services. Private
AdMob 02006-05-19 19 May 2006 Mobile Advertising Marketplace. Acquired by Google
Advanced Power Projects 02008-03-17 17 March 2008 Power generation systems. Private
AMCC 01987-09-15 15 September 1987 Provides storage, embedded hardware and software solutions. IPO
Amobee Media Systems 02005-01-07 7 January 2005 Mobile Advertising Systems for Mobile Operators. Private
Appirio 02008-06-20 20 June 2008 SaaS systems integration services. Private
Applabs Pvt Ltd 01999-01-01 1 January 1999 Software Testing Company. Private
Apple Inc. 01978-01-01 1 January 1978 Designs and manufactures consumer electronics. IPO
Aricent 02006-09-01 1 September 2006 Independent communications software company. Private
Aruba Networks 02002-04-19 19 April 2002 Delivers enterprise network access to users IPO
Atari 1975 Coin-operated video games, coin-operated pinball machines and home game consoles.
Atom Entertainment 02000-01-14 14 January 2000 Distributes casual games, short films, and animations on the web. Acquired by Viacom/MTV
Barracuda Networks 02006-01-09 9 January 2006 Network security appliance vendor. Private
Bihu.com 02007-12-14 14 December 2007 In-game instant messaging services. Private
Blippy 02009-12-08 8 December 2009 Social messaging service for goods and products purchases. Private
Café Coffee Day 02006-07-14 14 July 2006 Coffee distribution and retail services. Private
Cafepress 02005-01-21 21 January 2005 Print-on-demand ecommerce site. Private
CERNET-Koncept 02008-07-17 17 July 2008 College social networking services. Private
Challenge Games 02007-09-24 24 September 2007 Online casual gaming services. Private
Clickatell (Pty) Ltd 2007 Global mobile messaging company Private
Clustrix 02006-06-15 15 June 2006 Enterprise infrastructure software. Private
Clean Cell International 02008-10-01 1 October 2008 Renewable energy technology Private
Cisco 01987-12-14 14 December 1987 Networking hardware, software, and services. IPO
Cloudshare 02008-04-03 3 April 2008 Virtual sales engagement software. Private
Cotendo 02008-01-25 25 January 2008 Software-focused CDN technologies. Private
Comviva 02006-01-10 10 January 2006 Leading Integrated VAS Solutions Provider. Private
Correlix 02008-08-22 22 August 2008 Latency Intelligence systems. Private
Dmatek 02009-03-26 26 March 2009 Provider of remote people monitoring technologies. Private
Documentum 01993-10-18 18 October 1993 Enterprise content management. IPO and later acquired by EMC Corporation
Dropbox 02007-09-24 24 September 2007 File sharing and storage. Private
eCardio 02009-06-06 6 June 2009 Provider of products and services that improve the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias. Private
eMeter 02009-07-15 15 July 2009 Provider of comprehensive, enterprise-scale, energy information management solutions for utility mass market and C&I deployment. Private
Electronic Arts 01982-12-06 6 December 1982 Distributor of computer and video games. IPO
Eloan 01998-09-02 2 September 1998 Financial services company that offering home mortgage, home equity, and auto loans. IPO
Equitas 02009-12-23 23 December 2009 Microfinance services. Private
Eventbrite 02009-10-30 30 October 2009 Online event management and ticketing services. Private
FireEye, Inc. 02004-03-01 1 March 2004 Provider of network security and malware protection systems. Private
FirstSource 02001-06-13 13 June 2001 Provider of business process management services. IPO
Flextronics 01993-06-29 29 June 1993 Worldwide electronics design, fabrication, assembly, and test company. IPO
Followap 02005-06-02 2 June 2005 Mobile Instant Messaging and Presence Acquired by NeuStar
Funny or Die 02007-04-17 17 April 2007 Large media company with multiple vertical websites, including funnyordie.com started with comedian Will Ferrell. Private
GameGround 02009-05-12 12 May 2009 Web-based gaming console that allows gamers to manage, maximize, and broadcast their gaming activities. Private
Gene Security Network 02007-06-08 8 June 2007 Bioinformatics technology services. Private
GeoAPI 02008-07-25 25 July 2008 Geo-location web services. Acquired by Twitter
GlobalLogic 02008-01-31 31 January 2008 Outsourced software development services. Private
Google 01999-05-26 26 May 1999 Search Engine. IPO
Gracenote 02002-06-26 26 June 2002 Digital media data management software. Private
Green Dot Corporation 02003-02-27 27 February 2003 Prepaid credit cards. Private
Guruji.com 02010 Local search services. Private
Hayneedle 02006-05-12 12 May 2006 Niche retailer services. Private
Idea Cellular 02006-11-27 27 November 2006 Cellular services, SMS services and mobile communication devices. IPO
ImageShack 02008-05-20 20 May 2008 Media hosting. Private
imeem 02006-12-15 15 December 2006 Social media networking services. Private
IMI Mobile 02009-11-04 4 November 2009 Mobile value added services. Private
Ind-Barath 02009-10-27 27 October 2009 Power generation services. Private
Infoblox 02003-04-01 1 April 2003 Core network services. Private
Implantable Provider Group 02010-02-17 17 February 2010 Implanted devices management services. Private
Isilon 02002-07-03 3 July 2002 Modular network storage solutions designed for large digital files. IPO
Jajah 02005-11-04 4 November 2005 Consumer VoIP services. Acquired by Telefonica
Jawbone (headset) 02007-08-31 31 August 2007 Bluetooth headsets. Private
Jive Software 02007-08-09 9 August 2007 Enterprise 2.0 collaboration software. Private
JustDial 02009-06-19 19 June 2009 Local search engine in India. Private
Kayak.com 02004-12-17 17 December 2004 Travel search services. Private
Kenshoo 02007-12-11 11 December 2007 Search Engine Marketing Platform. Private
LinkedIn 02003-11-07 7 November 2003 Online network that helps you find and be found by former colleagues. Private
LogLogic 02003-10-27 27 October 2003 Log data systems. Private
Loopt 02005-11-02 2 November 2005 Mobile social networking services. Private
Luxim 02003-08-03 3 August 2003 Solid state high intensity light source technology. Private
LSI Logic 01981-01-20 20 January 1981 Provider of silicon, systems and software technologies. IPO
Mahalo.com 02006-12-14 14 December 2006 Human powered search services. Private
Mark Logic 02003-02-25 25 February 2003 XML server software. Private
Masa Maso 02009-11-20 20 November 2009 Online clothing retailer. Private
Meebo 02005-12-15 15 December 2005 Instant messaging services. Private
Mellanox Technologies 01999-06-01 1 June 1999 Provider of InfiniBand technology. IPO
Meraki 02006-03-02 2 March 2006 Mesh wireless networking. Private
Merlin Securities 02007-12-12 12 December 2007 Prime brokerage services, trading and reporting technology for hedge funds. Private
Metaswitch 02008-01-07 7 January 2008 Telephony hardware and networking protocols. Private
Microchip Technology 01989-04-06 6 April 1989 Manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors. IPO
Mintigo 02010-02-02 2 February 2010 Market research services. Private
Netezza 02003-07-10 10 July 2003 Provider of enterprise data warehouse appliances. IPO
Netscreen 01998-05-21 21 May 1998 Networking and security solutions. IPO and later acquired by Juniper Networks, Inc.
NetApp 01994-09-23 23 September 1994 Provides an integrated solution that enables storage, delivery, and management of network data. IPO
NVIDIA 01993-07-02 2 July 1993 Technologies for video cards, graphics cards, notebooks, workstations, and desktop PCs. IPO
OkayBuy 02009-10-23 23 October 2009 Online shoe retailer. Private
OpenDNS 02009-06-30 30 June 2009 Provides free security and infrastructure services that make the internet safer through integrated web content filtering, anti-phishing and DNS. Private
Outright 02009-11-02 2 November 2009 Small business bookkeeping services. Private
Paypal 01999-08-02 2 August 1999 Internet payment services. IPO and later acquired by Ebay
Peak Sport 02007-07-13 13 July 2007 Sports foot wear, apparel & equipment. IPO
Plaxo 02002-03-01 1 March 2002 Address book services. Acquired by Comcast in 2008.
Pixelworks 01998-04-29 29 April 1998 Designs, develops and markets highly integrated system-on-a-chip solutions for broadband communications. IPO
PMC-Sierra 01984-01-11 11 January 1984 Broadband communications and storage chips. IPO
Pontis 02006-12-14 14 December 2006 Carrier integrated marketing software. Private
Prudent Energy 02010-02-11 11 February 2010 Energy storage systems. Private
Pure Digital Technologies 02005-03-03 3 March 2005 Digital imaging systems, including the Flip Video family of digital camcorders. Acquired by Cisco.
Rackspace 02000-03-28 28 March 2000 Managed hosting service provider. IPO
Rayspan 02007-06-15 15 June 2007 Metamaterial air interface systems. Private
Renhe 02007-12-28 28 December 2007 Commercial property development services. IPO
RingCentral 02006-12-08 8 December 2006 Small business telecommunications services. Private
RockYou 02007-01-09 9 January 2007 Slideshow widgets. Private
Ruckus 02002-11-04 4 November 2002 Smart Wi-Fi systems. Private
Satellier 2000 Outsourced AEC design services. Private
Satnav Technologies 02008-05-28 28 May 2008 Mobile mapping and navigation services. Private
SCIOinspire 02007-12-17 17 December 2007 Healthcare accounting services. Private
Service-now.com 02009-11-25 25 November 2009 On-demand IT service management solutions. Private
Silent Communication 02007-11 November 2007 Call completion services for mobile operators. Private
SINA 02010-11-24 24 November 2010 Online media and MVAS services. IPO
Snaptu (a.k.a. Moblica) 02009-12 December 2009 Consumer applications for mass-market mobile phones. Private
Sourcefire 02004-01-16 16 January 2004 Network security. IPO
Sparkle Roll 02009-12-09 9 December 2009 Multi-brand luxury goods services. IPO
Stardoll 02006-06-15 15 June 2006 Girls social networking. Private
Storwize 02007-06-01 1 June 2007 Storage compression systems. Private
Sugar Inc. 02006-09-12 12 September 2006 Women's publishing. Private
SupplierMarket.com 01999-06-25 25 June 1999 Strategic Sourcing. Acquired by Ariba
Thread.com 02009-08-25 25 August 2009 Online dating on Facebook. Private
Tokbox 02007-08-03 3 August 2007 Video communications services. Private
Trulia 02007-05-07 7 May 2007 Real estate search services. Private
Ujjivan 02008-12-01 1 December 2008 Microfinance services. Private
Unity Technologies 02009-10-20 20 October 2009 Game development software. Private
Visual Tao 02009-05-12 12 May 2009 SaaS technologies that enable users to edit 2D and 3D CAD and geospatial data from every internet enabled machine. Private
Widgetbox 02007-05-01 1 May 2007 Widget marketplace services. Private
Xoom Corporation 02003-12-19 19 December 2003 Global money transfer services. Private
Yahoo! 01995-04-05 5 April 1995 Web Portal. IPO
YouTube 02005-10-21 21 October 2005 Hosts user-generated videos. Acquired by Google
Yodlee 01999-10 October 1999 Online data aggregation and online Bill Pay service provider. Private
Zappos.com 02004-10-15 15 October 2004 Online Retailer Acquired by Amazon.com
Zirmed 02009-12-02 2 December 2009 Healthcare billing services. Private

Sequoia profited well when Google agreed to buy YouTube for $1.65B. It is believed that Sequoia's $11M investment translated to 30% of the ownership.[citation needed]

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