Sequoia Capital's Lin talks early-stage strategy at Bullpen, Vator and Venture51's annual VC event
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venture51 is a seed- and early-stage venture fund built for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. We partner with the best founders who are forming at the earliest stages of the emerging Information Technology market.
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- Investing directly in, and/or supporting syndicate deals in, early-stage, high growth, Information Technology startups.
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Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm founded by Don Valentine in 1972. The Wall Street Journal has called Sequoia Capital “one of the highest-caliber venture firms” and noted that it is “one of Silicon Valley’s most influential venture-capital firms”. It invests between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $100 million in growth stage.