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Sequoia Splits into Distinct Entities: Unraveling the Impact on Venture Capital Landscape

Forbes | Alex Konrad | Jun 6, 2023

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Venture capital’s biggest global brand is breaking up, with Sequoia’s China and India and Southeast Asia funds relaunching as new firms HongShan and Peak XV Partners.

  • Sequoia Capital's Global Breakup:
    • Venture capital heavyweight Sequoia Capital is splitting into three distinct entities, each targeting a specific geographic region. Sequoia Capital will focus on the U.S. and Europe, while the newly formed HongShan and Peak XV Partners will serve China and India/Southeast Asia respectively.
    • This move could impact funding markets by adjusting the balance of power among global venture capital firms, potentially leading to a redistribution of capital and shifting the competitive landscape within the targeted regions.

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  • Increased Regional Autonomy:
    • As separate entities, HongShan and Peak XV Partners will no longer share profits or back-office functions with Sequoia Capital. This autonomy should allow each firm to better align their strategies with their respective regional market dynamics, while mitigating conflicts and complexities tied to centralized operations.
    • It may trigger a ripple effect in the funding landscape as other venture capital firms may consider similar operational adjustments for their own regional branches.
  • Repositioning Amidst Changing Geopolitical Landscape:
    • Although the Sequoia leaders deny geopolitical tensions as a catalyst for the breakup, the separation should allow each firm to navigate their regional geopolitical landscapes more independently.
    • This could impact the funding channels by potentially reshaping investment strategies or preferences within the venture capital industry, possibly steering funding towards startups that align better with regional regulatory environments and geopolitical considerations.

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Neil Shen:

Many Chinese entrepreneurs probably don’t even know how to spell Sequoia.

Singh:

From a customer’s point of view, you’re trying to buy technology from the company you think Sequoia anointed, that has the weight of Sequoia behind it, but now there are two of them and it’s confusing.

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