Sequoia is among the most prestigious and profitable enterprise corporations to ever exist. The agency’s portfolio consists of Airbnb, 23andMe, Docker, Dropbox, Figma and GitHub — and that hardly covers the primary half of the alphabet. (The Sequoia web site lists portfolio firms in alphabetical order.)
So it ought to go with out saying that we’re completely thrilled to have Sequoia companion Stephanie Zhan and Rec Room founder Nick Fajt be a part of us on Further Crunch Reside within the coming weeks.
Rec Room is a Seattle-based startup that enables customers to not solely play video games, however to construct them collaboratively with their associates. The gaming world has seen an enormous enhance within the wake of the pandemic, and Rec Room is considering means out sooner or later about what gaming appears like not solely as a consumer, however as a creator.
The corporate has raised almost $150 million, and Sequoia led Rec Room’s seed and Sequence A financing rounds.
Stephanie Zhan has been with Sequoia as a part of the early-stage and seed funding crew, with a portfolio that features Sunday (out of doors residence subscription service), Linear (points monitoring software for contemporary builders) and Middesk (background checks for companies). She has additionally helped lead investments in Graphcore (microprocessors for machine intelligence), Evervault (dev instruments for knowledge privateness) and Doppler (secrets and techniques administration for builders).
Earlier than becoming a member of Sequoia, Zhan held product roles at Google and Nest.
We’ll hear from this founder/investor duo about how they met, what made them select one another and the way they’ve labored collectively and tackled obstacles transferring ahead. REGISTER HERE FOR FREE!
Further Crunch Reside additionally options the ECL Pitch-off, the place founders within the viewers may have the chance to nearly increase their hand and pitch on our stage to our visitors, who will give stay suggestions.
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This episode of Further Crunch Reside, which works down on August 18 at 3 pm ET/midday PT, is a can’t miss. See you there!