Venture capitalists, whether part of a firm or independent angel investors, play an important role in financing tech innovation. These movers and shakers dominate venture funding.
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Michael Moritz, a partner at Sequoia Capital, was one of the earliest investors in what became the dot.com boom--and he has continued to parlay his financial acumen into Web 2.0 start-ups. The Welsh-born Moritz was an early investor in Yahoo and Google, and sits on the boards of businesses such as 24/7 Customer, Agile Software, Flextronics, Google, Red Envelope, Saba Software, WebVan, and Yahoo. Recently, Sequoia has sunk funds into social media, and healthcare-related businesses such as Jive Software, AirStrip Technologies, and Evernote.
. We've got a management crisis right now, and we've also got an engagement crisis. Could the two be linked? Tune in for the next installment of IT Life Radio, Wednesday May 20th at 3PM ET to find out.