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September 18, 2005

InfoTalk's Podcast with Sequoia's Mark Kvamme

InfoTalk has a great podcast with Sequoia Capital's Mark Kvamme. Some sound bytes (some of which might be paraphrased):

It's a myth that we invest only in companies who are referred by someone known to us. We've recently invested in a company that cold-called us.

If we can build a world-class business, the liquidity (exits) will take care of themselves. In fact, in today's crazy world of Sarbanex-Oxley, it makes sense to stay private for as long as possible.

We want people to know that we can make $100,000 investments, that we invest in 18-19 year-olds and we invest in ideas that are not yet fully-developed.

My phone number is 650-854-3927 and email address is We love to hear new ideas and new entrepreneurs. !!!

How about that for an accessible VC?

Arun Natarajan is the Editor of Venture Intelligence India, which tracks venture capital activity in India and Indian-founded companies worldwide. View sample issues of TSJ Media's Venture Intelligence India newsletters and reports.