Today I will tell you about the most successful venture capitalists in world business. It is none other than Sequoia Capital which provides venture capital funding to founders of startups who want to turn business ideas into companies. It was founded by Don Valentine in 1972. The firm’s partners include Don Valentine, Randy L. Ditzler, Greg McAdoo, Pierre Lamond, Michael Moritz, Doug Leone, Gaurav Garg, Michael Goguen, Mark Stevens, Jim Goetz, Roelof Botha, and Mark Kvamme. It has their offices in the US, China, India and Israel. Sequoia has funded enormously successful companies including Cisco Systems, Oracle, Apple, Google, Yahoo, Paypal, Electronic Arts, YouTube, NVIDIA, Cisco Systems, Oracle and Apple. Sequoia estimates that 10% of the NASDAQ’s value is made up of firms they have funded. Their tagline “Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs” rightly fits on their role in the business world.
Sequoia Capital’s venture capitalists have worked with innovators such as Steve Jobs of Apple Computer, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Bob Swanson of Linear Technology, Sandy Lerner and Len Bozack of Cisco Systems, Dan Warmenhoven of Network Appliance, Jerry Yang and David Filo of Yahoo!, Jen-Hsun Huang of nVIDIA, Michael Marks of Flextronics, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen of YouTube, Sujal Patel of Isilon Systems and Dominic Orr and Keerti Melkote of Aruba Wireless Networks.
This is a big list of internet companies which have been funded by Sequoia Capital’s venture capitalists.
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If you have a really good business plan then you can also submit your business plan to Sequoia Capital.