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Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia Capital, speaks at a conference in San Francisco last year.

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Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia Capital, speaks at a conference in San Francisco last year.

Sequoia’s Leone Talks Hits, Misses and What’s Next on Sand Hill Road

Even for legendary Silicon Valley firm Sequoia Capital, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, venture investing is a guessing game. It requires traversing the globe to meet scores of entrepreneurs working on wacky projects, and placing bets on...

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Frank Quattrone (seen here at a conference in 2010) sparked a debate yesterday about who's to blame for the underwriting "duopoly."

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Frank Quattrone (seen here at a conference in 2010) sparked a debate yesterday about who's to blame for the underwriting "duopoly."

In IPO ‘Duopoly,’ VCs Blame the CEOs Who Blame the VCs

It’s no secret in Silicon Valley that Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs get the hottest IPOs. From LinkedIn, Groupon and Zynga last year to Yelp and Facebook this year, it’s been a two-horse race. The irony is that startups and...

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