Sequoia Capital Comes to Detroit this Week

By Amanda Lewan on September 20th, 2015 / Comments

How can we foster greater relationships with the Valley and Metro Detroit? How about bringing the leaders in to see and experience our own startup community?

That’s what will happen this Friday in Detroit when partner of Sequoia Capital Matt Miller will be in town for Startup Grind Detroit. Sequoia Capital was founded in 1972 to help pioneer Silicon Valley making early investments in Apple, Google, PayPal, Ciso, Yaloo, Zappos and more recently Airbnb, Evernote and many more innovating across sectors. Sequoia Capital also aims for global markets, recently announcing an $800 million fund for India and Southeast Asia companies.

In total this firm has raised over $3 Billion dollars, made over 900 investments and their backed companies are estimated to account for more than 20% of NASDAQ’s total value.

Matt Miller, Partner Sequoia Capital Matt Miller himself is focused on entreprise technology, working with Sequoia’s investments in Docker, Bit9 + Carbon Black, Hirevue, Skyhigh Networks, Nimble Storage and Barracuda Networks.  Prior to joining Sequoia in 2012, Matt worked at Goldman Sachs, where he launched the firm’s investment banking efforts in cloud computing.  He’ll be at Bamboo Detroit on Friday from 5:00-8:00pm interviewed live by Startup Grind (a Google for Entrepreneur’s program) founder himself Derek Anderson.

The schedule includes:

AGENDA 5:00 Networking and Food
6:00 Fireside Chat
7:00 Networking

We hope to see you there. Tickets are on sale now for this Friday’s Startup Grind Detroit. If you can’t make it we’ll be there tweeting some of the great insights shared with @Michipreneur.

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Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan

Editor @michipreneur. Co-founder Bamboo Detroit. Follow me @Amanda_Jenn. I love telling the story of entrepreneurs and innovators.