23andMe. MongoDB. Eventbrite. Evernote. Bird. Square. Tumblr. Unity. YouTube. Xoom. Roelof Botha has had
a seat on each of these business’ boards, however his list of financial investments is much, much longer. The Sequoia partner, leading the company’s US company, is legendary in Silicon Valley and the wider tech world, and we’re very thrilled that he’s joining us for an approaching episode of Additional Crunch Live that will air on Wednesday, May sixth at 2pm ET/11am PT. Bonus Crunch members might sign up with the Zoom call or view the broadcast live (or as needed) on YouTube. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up with here. Prior to Botha finished from Stanford, he had joined the ranks of the PayPal mafia, working as the fintech startup’s director of business development. He climbed up the ranks to vice president of finance and was ultimately called CFO in 2001. He was just 28 went PayPal went public in 2002.
Following PayPal’s sale to eBay, Botha left the business to join Sequoia Capital in January of 2003; ever since, he has been investing in some of the world’s fastest-rising start-ups. Botha has actually been on Forbes’ Midas List every year given that 2008 and was ranked third in 2020. He led Sequoia’s financial investments in business like Instagram, YouTube and Square and is one of the most highly regarded voices in tech and venture capital alike.
Among the intriguing things about Sequoia is that it invests in business at the pre-seed/seed phase and continues supporting with follow-on investment, in many cases, through to and beyond IPO. Botha still rests on the boards of
Square, MongoDB, and Eventbrite. With the coronavirus surging the economy and forcing fast adaptation from the tech sector and beyond, Botha can supply an unique look at what follows for tech and deal advice to start-ups that are trying to chart a course through a storm that has no end in sight.
We’ll ask Botha how he’s encouraging his own portfolio business, any decision-making frameworks he recommends for magnate who find themselves in between a rock and a tough location and his general outlook on VC appetite over the next six to twelve months. There will likewise be lots of time for questions from the audience, so come prepared.
You can find the Zoom details below.
Botha joins an amazing list of speakers joining us on Extra Crunch Live, including Kirsten Green, Mark Cuban and Hunter Walk. We’ll be announcing brand-new speakers soon, so stay tuned!
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.