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Since the start of 2015, Sequoia has realized 21 exits including 4 IPOs and 17 acquisitions.  We have some the industries top advisors for acquisitions.

Here are some of Sequoia’s notable recent exits:

  • Cancer drug startup Stemcentrx was acquired by AbbVie for as much as $10.2B. Sequoia first invested in Stemcentrx’s $200M Series F round in May 2014.
  • Sequoia was a Series A investor in Jasper Technologies, a software platform for the Internet of Things. Jasper was acquired by Cisco for $1.4B in February 2016.
  • Square went public at a $2.9B valuation in November 2015 and today has a market cap of $3.2B. Sequoia led a $31.8M Series B round at a $240M valuation in January 2011.

The scatterplot below highlights Sequoia’s exits over time (those with disclosed valuations).


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• AristaMD, a San Diego-based provider of specialist referral support tools, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Avalon Ventures led the round, and was joined by Correlation Ventures.

• CargoX, a Brazil-based provider of on-demand trucking services, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Goldman Sachs led the round, and was joined by Valor Capital Group and return backers like Agility Logistics and Lumia

• Deposit Solutions GmbH, a German fintech startup focused on the European retail deposit market, has raised €15 million in VC funding at a €110 million valuation. Backers include Valar Ventures, FinLab and Greycroft

• Kazan Networks Corp., an Auburn, Calif.-based data storage performance startup, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. Samsung Ventures led the round, and was joined by Intel Capital and Western Digital Corp.

• N-of-One, a Lexington, Mass.-based precision medicine oncology decision support company, has raised $7 million in Series B funding from Providence Venturesand Excel Venture Management.

• Redis Labs, an open-source data structure store, has raised $14 million in Series C funding. Bain Capital Ventures and Carmel Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by return backers like Silicon Valley Bank.

• ReviewTrackers, a Chicago-based customer feedback platform, has raised $4 million in growth equity funding led by American Family Ventures. The company also secured a $2.1 million debt facility from Square 1

• Stardog, a Washington, D.C.-based enterprise data unification platform, has raised $2.3 million in seed funding led by Core Capital and Boulder

Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Reuters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

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