In his over three-decades-long tech career, Moritz, who rose from humble beginnings, has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, written two books about Apple, consistently topped the Forbes Midas List, and has either sat on or currently sits on the boards of Stripe, LinkedIn, PayPal, Yahoo, Google, Kayak and Zappos among others.
Moritz’s leadership as Chairman at Sequoia has been marked by efficiency and focus. And the lucrative $25 million co-investment in Google with competitor Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers. Moritz saw the firm through some of the most major tectonic tech shifts of our time before he stepped away from day-to-day proceedings last year. At Disrupt SF, Moritz will be speaking about the latest shift — the personal economy.
Moritz joins other noted investors at Disrupt, including Kleiner’s John Doerr and Sequoia’s Douglas Leone. With founders and CEOs like Marc Benioff and Marissa Mayer, Disrupt SF 2013 is already set to have a stunning speaker lineup. And we still have more to announce in the coming weeks.
Sir Michael Moritz is Chairman of Sequoia Capital where he has worked since 1986. Michael represented Sequoia in its investments in Google, Yahoo, PayPal, Flextronics, Kayak, Pure Digital and Zappos.com.
He has always had an eclectic set of investment interests and today represents Sequoia’s interests in Klarna, Green Dot, and Stripe (two banks and a payments company), LinkedIn (the world’s professional nework), Instacart (grocery delivery in an hour), PopSugar (the entertainment and fashion site for women), 7 (an outsourcing customer service company) and The Melt (a grilled cheese restaurant chain).
Before joining Sequoia, Michael worked as a correspondent for Time; wrote a couple of books, including the Little Kingdom, the first authoritative book about Apple’s early years; and co-founded Technologic Partners, the precursor of Venture Wire.