Michael Moritz

Co-Founder at Crankstart Foundation

Michael Moritz

Michael Moritz

Co-Founder at Crankstart Foundation

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Career Highlights

Crankstart Foundation
Technologic Partners

RelSci Relationships

12003

Primary Location

San Francisco, CA, United States

Number of Boards

59

Birthday

09/12/1954 - Cardiff, United Kingdom

Age

64

Number of Awards

29

Estimated Net Worth

$3.2B

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Global Managing Partner at Sequoia Capital

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Co-Founder at Crankstart Foundation

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CIO at Sequoia Capital

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Marketing Partner & CMO at Sequoia Capital

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Partner-Human Capital at Sequoia Capital

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Chief Financial Officer at Sequoia Capital Operations LLC

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Chief Compliance Officer at Sequoia Capital Operations LLC

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Head of People OPS at Sequoia Capital Operations LLC

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Co-Founder at POPSUGAR, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at 24/7, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Crankstart Foundation

The Crankstart Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that provides funds and support to education, arts and culture community. It provides financial grants to different colleges and universities in the United States, and also supports San Francisco area community parks. The company was founded by Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman in 2000 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Education
MBA
Class of 1978

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Master of Arts in History
Class of 1976
Memberships
Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Career History
Partner
2013 - Current

Sequoia Capital Operations LLC engages in the provision of venture capital financing services. It serves the healthcare, finance, and media industries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Co-Founder
2000 - Current

The Crankstart Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that provides funds and support to education, arts and culture community. It provides financial grants to different colleges and universities in the United States, and also supports San Francisco area community parks. The company was founded by Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman in 2000 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Partner
1986 - Current

Sequoia Capital invests in seed to early stage companies. The firm focuses on energy, financial services, healthcare, Internet, mobile and technology sectors. Within the energy sector, the firm seeks to partner with start-ups focused on the alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and energy services markets.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

Flipagram, Inc. provides mobile application that enables users to produce short clip videos. Its application gives users the capacity of creating music videos, short stories, and promotion through compiling and sequencing of personal and streamed mobile videos, digital images, and music. The company was founded by Arash Danesh, Brian Dilley, Farhad Mohit, George Snarberg, Josh Feldman, and Raffi Baghoomian on September 18, 2007 and is headquartered in Rolling Hills Estates, CA.

Non-Executive Director
2002 - Current

GameFly, Inc. provides online video game rental services. The firm also operates a network of advertising-supported websites that provide video game content and information. The company was founded by David Hodess, Sean Spector, Edward C. Lenk and Jung Suh in July 2002 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

Sequoia Capital invests in seed to early stage companies. The firm focuses on energy, financial services, healthcare, Internet, mobile and technology sectors. Within the energy sector, the firm seeks to partner with start-ups focused on the alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and energy services markets.

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$50M
2016

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio's overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines.COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities.COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

$5M
2013

The Juilliard School operates as an art school. It provides artistic education for musicians, dancers, and actors. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$30M
2013

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a center of health sciences research, patient care, and education; located in San Francisco, California. UCSF is widely regarded as one of the world's leading universities in health sciences. Though one of the 10 campuses of the University of California, it is unique for being the only University of California campus dedicated solely to graduate education, and in health and biomedical sciences. Some of UCSF's treatment centers include kidney transplants and liver transplantation, radiology, neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, gene therapy, women's health, fetal surgery, pediatrics, and internal medicine.

Political Donations
$1,000
2011

Representative from Florida's 23rd Congressional District

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Ctrip.com International Ltd. purchases Skyscanner Ltd. from Sequoia Capital, Scottish Equity Partners LLP, Vitruvian Partners LLP, Artemis Investment Management (Venture Capital), YJ Capital, Inc., Khazanah Nasional Bhd. (Private Equity)

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Sequoia Capital Global Growth Principals Fund LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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[6Wunderkinder](http://6wunderkinder.com) is a young and innovative software startup that was founded by six friends in Berlin, Germany, on 30 August 2010. 6Wunderkinder designs and develops a cloud-based, cross platform productivity application called [Wunderlist](http://www.6wunderkinder.com/wunderlist), which was first launched in November 2010. Today, Wunderlist is one of the most popular productivity applications and is used by millions of people around the world.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #603
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #666
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #246
2015
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Events
Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

Fortune Brainstorm TECH is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the smartest people we know — the world’s top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year.

Speaker
Aspen Meadows Resort-Aspen, CO
2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

Fortune Brainstorm TECH is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the smartest people we know — the world’s top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year.

Speaker
San Francisco, CA, United States
2007 Fortune iMeme - The Thinkers of Tech

Fortune’s tech conference was sponsored by the magazine's technology, media, and Internet editorial talent and chaired by technology editor David Kirkpatrick. The conference offered an in-depth perspective on the current digital landscape, a glimpse into the future, and a vision of how your company can capitalize on technology's transformative effects. iMeme displayed an unparalleled combination of energy, imagination, and digital-age combustion.

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