Don Valentine is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital focusing on semiconductor, systems and software investments. Don founded Sequoia Capital in 1972 and was one of the original investors in Apple Computer (AAPL), Atari, Cisco Systems (CSCO), LSI Logic (LSI), Oracle (ORCL) and Electronic Arts (ERTS).
Prior to starting Sequoia Capital, Don was a Founder of National Semiconductor and a senior sales and marketing executive with Fairchild Semiconductor.
Founder & Partner Emeritus
1984 - Current (almost 33 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (6)Update
|Jun 12, 2016||25iq - A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Pitch Johnson about Venture Capital and Business|
|Jun 9, 2016||TechCrunch - Venture capital pioneer Tom Perkins dies at 84|
|Jun 6, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - Ex-Sequoia VC thinks smaller, early stage funds like his new one are best|
|Apr 18, 2016||25iq - A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Michael Moritz About Venture Capital|
|Apr 18, 2016||25iq - A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Steve Jobs about Business|
|Apr 12, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Cisco co-founder explains why CEO pay today is nuts|
|Apr 11, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - Cisco cofounder explains why CEO pay today is nuts|
|Mar 26, 2016||Mercury News - Apple's 40th anniversary: Key players in company's history|