Markets Make The Money: Sequoia Capital

After listening to Professor Doyle's discussion on venture capital, I was intrigued to watch the video of Sequoia Capital's founder Don Valentine at Stanford Business School that Professor Doyle mentioned during class. That being said, I have decided to write this blog post on Sequoia Capital, Don Valentine, and how the firm has been phenomenally … Continue reading Markets Make The Money: Sequoia Capital

Kleiner Perkins & Mary Meeker: The (Venture Capital) Future is Female

After the class last week discussing venture capital, I wanted to tie the topic in to my blog post. I have studied it in previous classes, specifically Sequoia Capital and Don Valentine, which both are exactly what come to mind in terms of venture capital. However this week, I want to discuss a rival venture … Continue reading Kleiner Perkins & Mary Meeker: The (Venture Capital) Future is Female

Facebook: The King of Advertising

Unsurprisingly, every student in our class has a Facebook account. Today, Facebook has become a necessity for any college student – or rather for any functioning member of society.   Founding Story On February 4, 2004, Harvard students Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin launched a social networking service called “The Facebook”. The website improved on … Continue reading Facebook: The King of Advertising

Sequoia: Not your Grandad’s (Or even your Dad’s) Venture Capital

As Jere outlined in our discussion about venture capital, the VC game is rapidly changing. The costs of starting a company are substantially less than in years past, and VC funding is happening earlier in the process. Many people credit AWS as being the biggest difference, as cloud computing minimizes the upfront cost of hardware. … Continue reading Sequoia: Not your Grandad’s (Or even your Dad’s) Venture Capital