Sequoia Capital was founded by Don Valentine in Menlo Park, California, in 1972. The company is a venture capital firm that provides cash to back companies that are starting out.
Sequoia Capital’s main focus is in the technology industry, but it also backs companies that are starting in India, Asia, China, China, and Israel.
The company invests in both private and public companies, with some of the biggest names Sequoia has invested in include Yahoo, Apple, Google, Linkedin, and YouTube, to name a few.
In March 2020, Sequoia Capital announced that it is opening a fundraiser for about US $7 billion for its latest set of venture capital funds, testing investor appetite for technology start-ups in the US and south-east Asia as a response to the coronavirus market damage. The fundraiser is set to end as soon as July.
Sequoia Capital maintains a corporate office in Menlow Park, California.