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Tech & Science Sundar Pichai, Marc Andreessen, and other Silicon Valley leaders paid tribute to late Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine

05:55  28 october  2019
05:55  28 october  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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Tributes began pouring in for Don Valentine , founder of Sequoia Capital , after the firm announced his death on Friday. He was 87. Several leaders in Silicon Valley , including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Andreessen Horowitz founder Marc Andreessen , shared memories and tributes to

Don Valentine , founder of Silicon Valley venture firm Sequoia Capital , died in his home in Woodside, California, on Friday, the firm said. Valentine was still active in the firm, but according to its tribute , he rarely intervened with new leadership . " Don 's life is woven into the fabric of Silicon Valley

Thomas Perkins, Don Valentine are posing for a picture: Kleiner Perkins founder Tom Perkins (left) and Don Valentine attend Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Centre on September 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Kleiner Perkins founder Tom Perkins (left) and Don Valentine attend Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Centre on September 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
  • Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine died on Friday at age 87, the firm said.
  • Valentine was widely considered one of the preeminent figures in Silicon Valley's tech industry, and his firm is one of the most successful and most enduring venture firms today.
  • Valentine was known for asking aspiring founders "Who cares?" in response to their pitches, a trait many other Silicon Valley leaders admired and emulated.
  • Several leaders in Silicon Valley, including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Andreessen Horowitz founder Marc Andreessen, shared memories and tributes to Valentine on Twitter Friday.
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Tributes began pouring in for Don Valentine, founder of Sequoia Capital, after the firm announced his death on Friday. He was 87.

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Don Valentine , a venture capitalist who founded Sequoia Capital , a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that helped cement the area’s rise as a technology hub, died on Friday at his home in Woodside, Calif. He was 87. Mr. Valentine died of natural causes, a spokeswoman for Sequoia said.

Legendary investor and Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine has died at age 87.

Valentine was widely considered one of the preeminent figures in Silicon Valley's tech industry, and his firm is one of the most successful and most enduring venture firms today. His early bets include video game company Atari in 1975 and Apple in 1978, which solidified Sequoia's reputation as one of the biggest and best venture firms in Silicon Valley.

Valentine was known for asking aspiring founders "Who cares?" in response to their pitches, a trait many other Silicon Valley leaders admired and emulated. He stepped aside from Sequoia in the mid-1990s, but was still involved with the firm until very recently.

Several leaders in Silicon Valley, including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Andreessen Horowitz founder Marc Andreessen, shared memories and tributes to Valentine on Twitter Friday.

Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine has died at age 87

  Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine has died at age 87 Don Valentine, founder of Silicon Valley venture firm Sequoia Capital died on Friday, the firm said. Valentine spent nearly 40 years working in Silicon Valley, and Sequoia Capital is widely credited with cementing California's Bay Area as the tech powerhouse it is today. Some of Valentine's early investments that paved the way for Sequoia Capital include the gaming company Atari in 1975 and computing giant Apple in 1978.According to Sequoia, Valentine was not without his quirks, saying that he "favoured green ink," and "never drank coffee.

The vaunted Silicon Valley venture capital firm added some younger executives to its top It’s a tradition that he said arose from the Sequoia founder Don Valentine ’s making way for Doug Leone Over the past 45 years, starting with Don Valentine , Sequoia has embraced change as much within

Don ’ts for Diwali Puja. Never borrow money or lend money during the Diwali celebrations. Never give things to others after sunset. Sundar Pichai , Marc Andreessen , and other Silicon Valley leaders paid tribute to Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine following his death Friday.

"Don's impact on the beginnings of Silicon Valley and the entire tech industry will not be soon forgotten," Pichai wrote on Twitter Friday. "Thoughts are with his family and the entire Sequoia team. May he rest in peace."

Here are some of the other tributes and memories some of tech's biggest names shared in tribute to Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine.

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