• Sequoia Taylor

    The best education is the one you give yourself.

  • Stats at a glance

    FAQs.

    Hometown

    Memphis, TN

    Age

    Millennial

    Family Life

    1 of 4

    Personality

    High School

    College

    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".

    Education

    This has been my ticket to a better life.

    Philanthropy

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

    Eradicating Cancer

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

    Metaphysics

    Achieving goals via manifestation

    Food

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

  • Find me

    I like networking.

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