The following is a guest post by Brian Halligan, my co-founder at HubSpot. It’s not usually his style to lavish such gushing praise.
As many of you know by now, HubSpot just closed our Series D round led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Google Ventures and Salesforce.com. I got a chance to work closely with Sequoia over the last two months and have thought a bit about how and why they are the top dog in the venture business and came up with 9 reasons. At least a couple of them might surprise you.
1. Brand: Since they funded companies like Apple, Cisco, Google and Yahoo, they have the best “brand” in the business. Because of this, nearly every aspiring entrepreneur pitches Sequoia (or would like to) in hopes of having some of that brand rub off on them. This gives Sequoia a first crack at many of the best deals.More
Posted on Friday, March 11th 2011