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Roelof Botha        

Partner at Sequoia Capital & Former CFO at Paypal

Roelof F. Botha has spent over 15 years building companies in Silicon Valley. He began within the walls of nascent PayPal, where he joined in March 2000 while completing his MBA at Stanford. He became CFO in 2001 and led the company through both its IPO in early 2002 and the subsequent acquisition by eBay. Roelof joined Sequoia Capital in 2003 to help founders build enduring businesses.

In addition to leading the US office and serving as one of three Stewards of the global Sequoia Partnership, Roelof focuses on internet, services and software investments. He is a Director of 23andMe, Ethos, Eventbrite, Evernote,, MongoDB, Natera, Square, and Unity Technologies. Previously, he was a Director of companies that include YouTube, Tumblr , Xoom and AssureX . He also led Sequoia's investment in Instagram.


Secret-Sharing App Whisper Snags $21 Million From Sequoia, Adds Roelof Botha To Its Board

Secret-sharing app Whisper has closed a new round of funding, bringing in $21 million at a $75 million to $100 million post money valuation. The round, as originally reported by Om Malik, was led by Sequoia Capital, with existing investor Lightspeed Ventures participating.

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