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Moritz-Heyman Scholarships press pack 1: Biographical material
11 July 2012
Michael Moritz is Chairman of Sequoia Capital, where he has worked since 1986. Sequoia Capital is considered the leading backer of young and emerging companies in China, India, Israel and the US. More stock market value has been built by firms backed by Sequoia Capital than by any other investment firm.
Moritz has been a long-serving member of the Board of Directors of a variety of companies including Flextronics, Google, PayPal and Yahoo!. He is currently a Director of 24/7 Customer, GameFly, Green Dot, Kayak, Klarna, LinkedIn, Stripe, Sugar Inc., and The Melt.
Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Moritz co-founded Technologic Partners and was a correspondent for Time, where he was the San Francisco bureau chief. While at Time he wrote two books – Going For Broke: The Chrysler Story and The Little Kingdom: the Private Story of Apple Computer.
Moritz graduated from Christ Church, Oxford in 1976 with a degree in History and is an Honorary Student of the College. He is a member of The Giving Pledge.
Harriet Heyman is a novelist. Her most recent book is Private Acts: The Acrobat Sublime. She is a former editor at The New York Times.