Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm founded by Don Valentine in 1972. The Wall Street Journal has called Sequoia Capital "one of the highest-caliber venture firms" and noted that it is "one of Silicon Valley's most influential venture-capital firms". It invests between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $100 million in growth stage.
The firm has offices in the U.S., China, India and Israel.
Sequoia has funded an unprecedented number of enormously successful companies including Google, Yahoo, Paypal, Electronic Arts, NVIDIA, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Apple, YouTube, Admob and Zappos.
Sequoia estimates that 19% of the NASDAQ's value is made up of firms they have funded.
Seed, Early Stage