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BirthplaceSouth Africa

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University of Cape Town, BS 1994
Actuarial Science, Economics, and Statistics
Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MBA 2000
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Roelof Botha

Roelof Botha is a partner at Sequoia Capital, and works with a broad range of companies. Some democratize technology access (Square, Eventbrite, Unity, Nimbula); some create global user communities (YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram); and others disrupt markets through innovative business models (Evernote, Weebly, Xoom). Roelof also sits on the boards of Jawbone and Mahalo. Roelof is a champion of consumer Web plays and considers himself as “just another consumer.”

Roelof led the initial financing of YouTube on behalf of Sequoia Capital in 2005.

Roelof served as the Chief Financial Officer of PayPal, where he led the company through its IPO in 2002, and the acquisition by eBay before joining Sequoia Capital in 2003.

Roelof loves to hear a founder recount what inspired them to strike out on their own and to gain an understanding of how the founder is uniquely solving a customer pain point.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
TokBox 12/2007Series A$4M6
Xoom Corporation 9/2007Series E$20M7

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TechCrunch Disrupt ‘10: Super Angels To Super VCs

Added: 9/7/12
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TechCrunch Disrupt ‘10: Roelof Botha Backstage

Added: 9/7/12

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  1. techcrunch.com [edit]
  2. Xoom Raises $20 Million Series E (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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