Sequoia, 1972 and beyond.
The creative spirits. The underdogs. The resolute. The determined. The outsiders. The defiant. The independent thinkers. The fighters and the true believers.
These are the founders who have imagined, started, organized and built Sequoia-backed companies in India – a very diverse set of entrepreneurs – from the 20 year old fresh-out-of-college graduate to the 55+ year old experienced professional who has retired as the chairman of a public limited company. This diverse set of plucky individuals bring many qualities to the table – passion, ambition, knowledge of their domain, guts and above all, a desire to make a dent in the universe. They are extremely rare. And we’re ecstatic when they choose Sequoia as their business partner.
Our team mirrors the founders with whom they partner: hungry overachievers with a deep-rooted need to win. Many formed or built companies of their own before joining Sequoia. Each shares the mindset of an entrepreneur and knows what it means to walk that path. This team has started companies, helped large Indian companies access public markets, mounted major marketing campaigns, helped turn around the fortunes of companies and run the finance function in firms that operate with high margins.
We value teamwork over showmanship. Our contribution to a company always comes from several of us working together.
Our team is small. We prefer a few people with diverse strengths focused on a small number of companies.
We’re serious about our work and so carefully choose the words to describe it. Terms like “deal” or “exit” are forbidden. And while we’re sometimes called investors, or worse, that is not our frame of mind. We consider ourselves partners for the long term.
We help the daring build legendary companies.