Andrew Chen serves as General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He serves as Board Member at Atrium (Application Software). He is an advisor/investor for tech startups including AngelList, Barkbox, Boba Guys, Dropbox, Front, Marco Polo, Gusto, Kiva, Product Hunt, Tinder, Workato and others. Previously, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based firm with $2B under management. He holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington. Previously he served as in charge of Uber's rider growth team.
David Lam serves as General Partner at Atlantic Bridge Capital. He also serves on Board of Swrve. He currently serves on the boards of Movidius, FieldAware, Accuris, Novaerus and Swrve Mobile. David has spent over a decade in cross-border technology investing between China and Western markets. Prior to Atlantic Bridge, he was Managing Director at WestSummit Capital, a leading US-China cross-border technology investment firm, where his board involvement included Twitch (Acquired by Amazon), Maginatics (Acquired by EMC), Mirantis, 3D Robotics and Nexenta. Previously, David was Managing Director at WI Harper Group, a pioneering US-China technology venture capital firm, and led the firm's investments in Quixey and Innovation Works China. Before WI Harper, David was Vice President at The Carlyle Group where his investments included eScreen (Acquired by Alere), and prior to that, he headed business development for Panasas, a Carlyle portfolio company in the data storage industry. David's operating experience also includes marketing, business development and corporate development roles in leading enterprise technology companies ONI Systems, CIENA, Cisco and Proxim. David is a Board Member, past President and past Chairman of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA), which is the oldest and largest pan-Asian, cross-border technology executive network in Silicon Valley. He also serves on the board of the Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM). David holds a BS and an MA from Stanford University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
"Intelligent Enterprise"--deeply understanding a business problem and making clever use of data in the background to provide a unique solution.
FinTech--providing a better value to consumers for financial services by removing intermediaries
IoT--beautifully designed products that invent a new category, or re-invent a sleepy one
Robotics--machines that yield a massive performance advantage not just replace labor
"Frontier"--any crazy idea that can create a new market and make life better
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I focus more on application layer than deep infrastructure. Also more interested in "brave new world" ideas than threading the needle in a crowded market.
Passionate impact investor and entrepreneur focused on building a sustainable future of food. Over 20 years of private equity experience building successful companies and teams in the food and agriculture industries.
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I am a food and agriculture investor that makes both private equity and angel investments in the space. We typically look at companies with at least $3 million to $4 million of revenue.
I am also vegan and very interested in plant based foods. Other areas we are very interested in indoor agriculture, regenerative agriculture and organic products, composting, reducing food waste and better for you food products
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We cannot invest in pre-revenue companies and we avoid the front end of the food industry; restaurants, food delivery, etc.
Principal, Food and Agriculture Fund
We invest in growth and buyout opportunities across the food and agriculture industries.
San Francisco California - Menlo Park, California - Sequoia Capital is a venture capital investment firm headquartered in Menlo Park, California, U.S.A.
IT (& TMT) • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Material Science • Investment Management • Life Science • Mobile • Nanotechnology • Oncology • Online Social
Jim Goetz is a Partner at Sequoia Capital and is inpired by founders who plan to disrupt the mobile landscape (admob, whatsapp) or disrupt the enterprise (github, panw). He was raised in the Midwest, studied computer engineering, gave up on a PhD to start his career as a rookie product manager at SynOptics (SNPX), and matured into a VP/GM before co-founding VitalSigns (ALU). Both as an entrepreneur and as an investor, Jim is most enthused when teaming with others to turn an authentic idea into a market leading technology company.Jim joined Sequoia Capital in 2004, and led or co-led Sequoia’s Investments in Admob (GOOG), Appirio (WIPRO), Barracuda Networks (CUDA), BBOP (GOOG), Carbon, Chartboost, Clari, Clearwell (SYMC), Dashlane, Drawbridge(MSFT), eMeter (SI), GitHub(MSFT), HalloApp, Hubspot (HUBS), Karma (FB), Flite(SNAP), Jasper (CSCO), Jive Software (JIVE), Metaswitch (MSFT), Neeva, Nimble Storage (NMBL), Observable, Okta (OKTA), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Peakstream (GOOG), Pocket Gems, R2C, Quantenna (QTNA), Ruckus (RKUS), Springpath (CSCO), ThousandEyes (CSCO), Versa and WhatsApp (FB). Prior to joining Sequoia, Jim served as a General Partner at Accel Partners. Prior to VitalSigns and Synoptics, Jim held various product and marketing positions at AT&T, AT&T Bell Labs, and Digital Equipment. Jim has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.Specialties: Mobile, Cloud, Networking, Storage, Open Source, Social
Samir Kaul is the Founding General Partner at Khosla Ventures. He serves as a Board Member at Vicarious Surgical. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Calera as well as Sakti3. Previously, he was a member of Flagship Ventures, a venture capital firm, from 2002 to May 2006. Prior to Flagship, he worked at The Institute for Genomic Research. He currently serves on the board of directors of Amyris and on the boards of directors of several private companies. He focuses on sustainability investing including food and agriculture. He has been a leading investor in Hampton Creek Food, Sand Hill Foods, OSCAR Health, Soraa and View, among many others. A number of Samir's investments have achieved significant results including Ausra (acquired by AREVA) and NanoH20, acquired by LG Chem.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Menlo Park California..., U.S.A.
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Menlo Park California - Cayman Islands - San Francisco California - Shanghai China - Seattle, Washington - AI - Analytics - Biotech - Consumer health & fitness - Cryptocurrency - Health & hospital services, U.S.A.
Dr. David Chen serves as Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. David focuses primarily on investments in the mobile, Internet, and software sectors. Before joining Lightspeed, David was a product manager on the Facebook growth team. Previously, he was co-founder and VP Product of Triangulate, a venture-backed startup using social media behaviors to drive algorithmic matching. Prior to Triangulate, David served in product management and engineering roles for Admob and Digital Chocolate. In addition, he worked at McKinsey on strategic engagements with technology companies. David received his Ph.D. in Science, Technology, and Management from Harvard Business School and Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and his M.S. and B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard.
Founder/General Partner at Civilization.VC, Co-Founder at Rgenix, Founding CFO at NextBio (acq. by Illumina)
Shahram Seyedin-Noor is the Founder and serves as General Partner at Civilization Ventures. Seyedin-Noor is a Co-Founder at Rgenix and previously served as an Advisor. He was previously its Executive Chairman and Chief Business Officer. Prior to Rgenix, Seyedin-Noor was a founding executive at NextBio, a pioneer in genomics data analysis and personalized medicine. NextBio was acquired by Illumina in 2013 (NASDAQ: ILMN). Seyedin-Noor helped grow NextBio into a profitable leader in the life sciences with millions in revenues from top-tier customers such as Merck, Celgene, J&J, Regeneron, Pfizer and nearly every other major biotech/pharma company. He is also an angel investor in various innovative healthcare startups, including Avantome (acq. by Illumina), Bina Technologies (acq. by Roche), Counsyl and Omada Health, among others. Prior to founding Civilization Ventures, Shahram was an entrepreneur and angel investor. Shahram is a founding executive in several life sciences companies, including Rgenix, a biotech company with first-in-class therapeutics for cancer, now in Phase 1 clinical trials. Prior to Rgenix, he was founding CFO and VP of Corporate Development at NextBio, a genomics big data analytics pioneer acquired by Illumina in 2013. Shahram is also a seed investor in category-defining startups such as Omada Health and Counsyl. Shahram began his career in Silicon Valley as startup counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and later as a high tech investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Shahram earned his JD from Harvard Law School, where he was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard International Law Journal, and obtained a BA in Economics from Pomona College.
I was formerly cofounder / COO of two companies in ecommerce (OurDeal - exited to News Corp) and education (Kanopy - exited to PE), so love those spaces. Very interested at the moment in the future of work, enterprise SAAS, AI, fitness, construction, and more.
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We don't do med devices, hardware, cannabis, gambling, robotics, financial/insurance/lending underwriting businesses.
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