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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, Applemarker, YouTube and Google.


Sequoia Capital provided venture capital for the following companies:

Name First Invested Description Status
A123 Systems Lithium-ion battery systems. IPO
Achates Power Diesel engine systems. Private
AdBrite Sell advertising on their websites and blogs Private
AdMob Mobile Advertising Marketplace. Acquired by Google Inc.
Advanced Power Projects Power generation systems. Private
AMCC Provides storage, embedded hardware and software solutions. IPO
Amobee Media Systems Mobile Advertising Systems for Mobile Operators. Private
Appirio SaaS systems integration services. Private
Applabs Pvt Ltd Software Testing Company. Private
Apple Inc.marker Designs and manufactures consumer electronics. IPO
Aricent Independent communications software company. Private
Aruba Networksmarker Delivers enterprise network access to users IPO
Atari 1975 Coin-operated video games, coin-operated pinball machines and home game consoles.
Atom Entertainment Distributes casual games, short films, and animations on the web. Acquired by Viacom/MTV
Barracuda Networks Network security appliance vendor. Private In-game instant messaging services. Private
Café Coffee Day Coffee distribution and retail services. Private
Cafepress Print-on-demand ecommerce site. Private
CERNET-Koncept College social networking services. Private
Challenge Games Online casual gaming services. Private
Clickatell Ltd 2007 Global mobile messaging company Private
Clustrix Enterprise infrastructure software. Private
Clean Cell International Renewable energy technology Private
Cisco Networking hardware, software, and services. IPO
Cotendo Software-focused CDN technologies. Private
Correlix Latency Intelligence systems. Private
Dmatek Provider of remote people monitoring technologies. Private
Documentum Enterprise content management. IPO and later acquired by EMC
Dropbox File sharing and storage. Private
eCardio Provider of products and services that improve the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias. Private
eMeter Provider of comprehensive, enterprise-scale, energy information management solutions for utility mass market and C&I deployment. Private
Electronic Arts Distributor of computer and video games. IPO
Eloan Financial services company that offering home mortgage, home equity, and auto loans. IPO
FireEye, Inc. Provider of network security and malware protection systems. Private
FirstSource Provider of business process management services. IPO
Flextronics Worldwide electronics design, fabrication, assembly, and test company. IPO
Followap Mobile Instant Messaging and Presence Acquired by NeuStar
Funny or Die Large media company with multiple vertical websites, including started with comedian Will Ferrell. Private
GameGround Web-based gaming console that allows gamers to manage, maximize, and broadcast their gaming activities. Private
Gene Security Network Bioinformatics technology services. Private
GlobalLogic Outsourced software development services. Private
Google Search Engine. IPO
Gracenote Digital media data management software. Private
Green Dot Corporation Prepaid credit cards. Private Local search services. Private
Hayneedle Niche retailer services. Private
Idea Cellular Cellular services, SMS services and mobile communication devices. IPO
ImageShack Media hosting. Private
imeem Social media networking services. Private
Infoblox Core network services. Private
Isilon Modular network storage solutions designed for large digital files. IPO
IT Structures Virtual sales engagement software. Private
Jajah Consumer VoIP services. Private
Jawbone Bluetooth headsets. Private
Jive Software Enterprise 2.0 collaboration software. Private
JustDial Local search engine in India. Private Travel search services. Private
Kenshoo Search Engine Marketing Platform. Private
LinkedIn Online network that helps you find and be found by former colleagues. Private
LogLogic Log data systems. Private
Loopt Mobile social networking services. Private
Luxim Solid state high intensity light source technology. Private
LSI Logic Provider of silicon, systems and software technologies. IPO Human powered search services. Private
Mark Logic XML server software. Private
Meebo Instant messaging services. Private
Mellanox Technologies Provider of InfiniBand technology. IPO
Meraki Mesh wireless networking. Private
Merlin Securities Prime brokerage services, trading and reporting technology for hedge funds. Private
MetaSwitch Telephony software. Private
Microchip Technology Manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors. IPO
Netezza Provider of enterprise data warehouse appliances. IPO
Netscreen Networking and security solutions. IPO and later acquired by Juniper Networks, Inc.
NetApp Provides an integrated solution that enables storage, delivery, and management of network data. IPO
NVIDIAmarker Technologies for video cards, graphics cards, notebooks, workstations, and desktop PCs. IPO
OpenDNS Provides free security and infrastructure services that make the internet safer through integrated web content filtering, anti-phishing and DNS. Private
Paypal Internet payment services. IPO and later acquired by Ebay
Peak Sport Sports foot wear, apparel & equipment. IPO
Plaxo Address book services. Acquired by Comcast in 2008.
Pixelworks Designs, develops and markets highly integrated system-on-a-chip solutions for broadband communications. IPO
PMC-Sierra Broadband communications and storage chips. IPO
Pontis Carrier integrated marketing software. Private
Pure Digital Technologies Digital imaging systems, including the Flip Video family of digital camcorders. Acquired by Cisco.
Rackspace Managed hosting service provider. IPO
Rayspan Metamaterial air interface systems. Private
Renhe Commercial property development services. IPO
RingCentral Small business telecommunications services. Private
RockYou Slideshow widgets. Private
Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi systems. Private
Satellier 2000 Outsourced AEC design services. Private
Satnav Technologies Mobile mapping and navigation services. Private
SCIOinspire Healthcare accounting services. Private
Silent Communication Call completion services for mobile operators. Private
Sourcefire Network security. IPO
Stardoll Girls social networking. Private
Storwize Storage compression systems. Private
Sugar Inc. Women's publishing. Private Strategic Sourcing. Acquired by Ariba Online dating on Facebook. Private
Tokbox Video communications services. Private
Trulia Real estate search services. Private
Ujjivan Microfinance services. Private
Unity Technologies Game development software. Private
Visual Tao SaaS technologies that enable users to edit 2D and 3D CAD and geospatial data from every internet enabled machine. Private
Widgetbox Widget marketplace services. Private
Xoom Corporation Global money transfer services. Private
Yahoo! Web Portal. IPO
YouTube Hosts user-generated videos. Acquired by Google
Yodlee Online data aggregation and online Bill Pay service provider. Private Online Retailer Acquired by

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.


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