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Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine has died at age 87

Sequoia Capital founder Don Valentine has died at age 87
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Don Valentine, founder of Silicon Valley venture firm Sequoia Capital died on Friday, the firm said.




Valentine spent nearly 40 years working in Silicon Valley, and Sequoia Capital is widely credited with cementing California's Bay Area as the tech powerhouse it is today.




Some of Valentine's early investments that paved the way for Sequoia Capital include the gaming company Atari in 1975 and computing giant Apple in 1978.




According to Sequoia, Valentine was not without his quirks, saying that he "favored green ink," and "never drank coffee." He was widely known in Silicon Valley for asking entrepreneurs about their business, "Who cares?"




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Don Valentine, founder of Silicon Valley venture firm Sequoia Capital, died in his home in Woodside, California, on Friday, the firm said. He was 87.
A Sequoia Capital spokeswoman told the New York Times that Valentine died of natural causes.
Valentine spent nearly 40 years working in Silicon Valley, and Sequoia Capital is widely credited with cementing California's Bay Area as the tech powerhouse it is today.
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