• Sequoia Taylor

    The best education is the one you give yourself.

  • Stats at a glance



    Memphis, TN



    Family Life

    1 of 4


    High School


    Current City

    San Francisco, CA

    I'm Working on

  • Career trajectory

    I moved to San Francisco to work in tech in 2013, after a 5+ year stint in the investment banking industry. This move actually meant getting back to my original passion. Inspired by the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, I have lived on the internet since age 11 (when I also learned to code HTML).


    I am a general business athlete who understands the language of both programmers and salespeople, and I also have a profound capacity for making connections.



    investment banking

    My investment banking background begins in 2007 and includes time spent at large bulge bracket banks (UBS) to mid-tier firms (Raymond James). I've worked in both industry groups (media / financial institutions) and product groups (capital markets) while gaining valuable skills in financial modeling, corporate strategy and analysis, dealmaking, and a comprehensive understanding of both the debt and equity markets.

    tech startups

    My career in tech began with a job in ad-tech at LiveRamp, where I contributed to the marketing, sales/business development, and business operations teams. I ended as the interim chief of staff to the CEO.


    Shortly thereafter, I became a founding team-member (sub 10 employee) at an early-stage, YC company called Mattermark. In its early days I was primarily responsible for sourcing, organizing, and scrubbing huge amounts of data using MySQL queries, web scraping, and by supporting the machine learning techniques of the data science team. I saw the company grow from about 5 to 30 employees where I ended my tenure as leader account manager.

    entrepreneurship & 

    the next chapter

    I started two businesses during college--a cheerleading camp and a loan origination company.


    Post college, I served as co-founder of a film marketplace startup, and I founded a luxury hair products company that grossed over $10K in revenue per month at its peak.


    Currently, I own a strategic advisory firm where I consult with startups and advise key stakeholders looking for liquidity in the private markets. I'm also an EIR at a micro-VC fund for underrepresented entrepreneurs.


  • Inspiration

    Stuff I care about.

    The Underdogs

    Leveling the playing field is crucial to our future.

    Women's Empowerment

    I'm a feminist and I think its "hot".


    This has been my ticket to a better life.


    I'm very interested in finding creative ways to give.

    Eradicating Cancer

    This disease has affected some people who are very close to me.


    Achieving goals via manifestation


    I especially love brunch. I often peruse Pinterest for ideas.

  • Find me

    I like networking.






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