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Roelof Botha

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Roelof Botha is a Partner at Sequoia. He began within the walls of nascent PayPal, where he joined in March 2000 while completing his MBA at Stanford. He became CFO in 2001 and led the company through both its IPO in early 2002 and the subsequent acquisition by eBay.


Roelof joined Sequoia Capital in 2003 to help founders build enduring businesses. In addition to leading the US office and serving as one of three Stewards of the global Sequoia Partnership, Roelof focuses on internet, services and software investments. He is a Director of 23andMe, Bird, Ethos, Eventbrite, Evernote, Inside.com, MongoDB, Natera, Square, Unity Technologies, and Pendulum. Previously, he was a Director of companies that include YouTube, Tumblr, Xoom and AssureX. He also led Sequoia's investment in Instagram.

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