Sequoia attended film school in Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University, one of LA's best-kept secrets. After graduating, she went on to work in the entertainment industry as a commercial and music video director, which allowed her to produce, direct and shoot content for some of the top artists and brands in the industry.
As the music industry started to shift toward technology, Sequoia decided to try her hand at something else. She packed up her bags and moved back to the Bay Area, where she's originally from, and dove headfirst into the tech industry. She got her break by attending Draper University, a startup Bootcamp led by legendary Silicon Valley, Venture Capitalist, Tim Draper. Draper eventually became Sequoia's first investor, which catapulted her into a newly formed company and a co-starring role on Freeform formerly known as ABC Family's, Startup U, as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
As she built the company, she began contributing tech and media content to a national publication and digital platform, which eventually led to a full-time position.
After deciding to go in a different direction, Sequoia dissolved the first company and launched Commas, a product and service engine for growing entrepreneurs that offers exclusive access to top tech and creative resources which she later rolled into venture capital engine, M13.
She currently is a Venture Partner with VU Venture Partners, an early-stage fund that invests in Consumer, Enterprise, FinTech, Frontier, Healthcare, and PropTech.
She has spoken all over the world about fundraising, building a tech start-up, and other facades of entrepreneurship.
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