Credit Moritz for the coup. Every VC outfit has money, but under Moritz's leadership, Sequoia has shown that it has the connections, the smarts, and the cojones to build lasting companies. Google? Sequoia was an early investor. PayPal? Sequoia was there. YouTube? Yup, that one too. Thanks to Moritz's track record, Sequoia often gets first dibs on hot startups.
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