Sequoia Capital was founded in 1972 and is a VC firm known for its partnerships with early-stage startups. The company is dedicated to supporting creative, determined, and independent-thinking founders. Sequoia's team consists of individuals who have a deep understanding of entrepreneurship and come from diverse backgrounds, including many immigrants and entrepreneurs who have built their own companies. Sequoia is known for its direct and team-oriented approach, and has contributed to the success of many notable companies over the years.The firm aims to help exceptional founders build outstanding companies – that can have a lasting impact on the world – from concept to IPO and beyond, and sees itself as a long-term partner rather than simply an investor.Sequoia Capital's investment process is geared toward identifying these founders with unique insights into markets that are poised for large growth. It prefers to co-invest with other investors and help startups raise their next round of financing, often leading these rounds themselves. It also focuses on building long-term relationships with the founders, and views their investment as the start of a partnership that can last at least 10 years – and frequently more. Sequoia Capital's portfolio of 309 companies includes a diverse range of startups across various sectors, including Digital Health, Biotechnology, Consumer Electronics, Social Media, Financial Services, and Cyber Security. Some notable investments include 23AndMe, AirBNB, Emplitude, Apple, Atari, DoorDash, Dropbox, Electronic Arts, Eventbrite, Google, Hubspot, Lemonade, Linkedin, Nvidia, PayPal, Square, Yahoo, Zoom, and many more. The firm has also invested in well-known companies such as Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr, YouTube, and WhatsApp. The company has had 86 exits, which demonstrates their success in identifying and supporting the growth of promising startups.The firm's management team, led by Greg Golub (Founder & CEO), Bob Lawson (President & CFO), Debra Squyres (Chief Client Officer) and Christina Sullivan (Principal, SVP & GM, Sequoia One PEO) is experienced and diverse, and has a deep understanding of the entrepreneurial journey. It is based out of the Silicon Valley office located at 2800 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 and has a global reach with a presence in China, India, South-East Asia, and Europe. Its investment strategy harnesses the power of patience and long-term partnerships, and it has developed the industry's first Scouts program to identify potential investment opportunities around the world.In addition to its focus on investing in innovative businesses, Sequoia Capital has a commitment to supporting charitable causes, with a majority of its limited partner base consisting of nonprofit organizations and schools. The firm's philosophy is to not only help founders build successful companies, but also to make a positive impact on society.