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Most people in the startup scene have heard about Sequoia. But who knows how they got started? How they focus on Asia? And how they work with founders and entrepreneurs?
Our guest speaker, Pieter Kemps will share more with us about Sequoia's history, culture, and portfolio. He’ll also share how they got into Southeast Asia and how they work with founders here.
We have obviously asked him for his views on the Philippines and the opportunities & challenges in the market, and what Sequoia normally looks for in companies and founders. So we hope he’ll be sharing some of that too.
So come mingle with us, swap stories with Pieter, and make new friends over beers! And before you hit the "Register" button, do read the Raid The Fridge House Rules below.
The Kickstart Team
The Sequoia team helps a small number of daring founders build legendary companies. We spur them to push the boundaries of what’s possible. In partnering with Sequoia, companies benefit from our unmatched community and the lessons we’ve learned over 40 years working with Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, John Morgridge, Jerry Yang, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Jan Koum, Brian Chesky, Drew Houston, Adi Tatarko and Jack Dorsey, among many others.
In aggregate, Sequoia-backed companies account for more than 20% of NASDAQ’s total value. We’re proud that their success also fuels great causes: since 2000 alone we have returned more than $10 billion to non-profits like the Ford Foundation, Mayo Clinic and MIT.
ABOUT PIETER KEMPS
Pieter joined Sequoia Capital as a Vice President in 2014 and focuses on investments in internet, mobile, software, and infrastructure across South East Asia. Prior to joining Sequoia, Pieter was at Amazon Web Services, where he was responsible for Amazon’s business with the leading VC's, Accelerators, and the startup ecosystem across Asia.
Pieter previously launched a startup while at college, worked at an incubator, and held various operational, strategy, and leadership roles at blue chip tech companies such as Nokia and Cisco. He has lived and worked in Europe (Amsterdam, Madrid) and Asia (Singapore, Tokyo), and holds an MBA (High Honors) from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he specialized in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital.
RTF HOUSE RULES
1. We open doors at 6:30pm, talk begins at 8:00pm.
2. We will send you an email confirming your slot to Raid The Fridge --- this means your Doorkeeper registration has been approved.
3. If you have an approved slot but cannot make it, please cancel your Doorkeeper registration as soon as possible so the next person on the waitlist moves up.
4. We expect a full house, and therefore discourage walk-ins. For safety reasons, we may need to refuse entry to walk-ins.
Kickstart Ventures is a Corporate Venture Capital firm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, the Philippines’ leading mobile operator. Kickstart invests in early- to early-growth stage te...Join community