Sequoia Staffs Up


Sequoia Capital has updated its website to reflect a handful of new hires. Notably missing is Eric Upin, who joined earlier this year to launch an outsourced CIO program for small and mid-sized endowments (like a junior version of Makena). Maybe he has some sort of contractual issue still with Stanford Management Co., since fellow Cardinal transplant Keith Johnson is also absent.

Anyway, here are the disclosed newbies:

Warren Hogarth is a venture capitalist focused on clean-tech and energy investments. He recently got his PhD in chemical engineering, for work developing fuel cell technology. During that time, he was a visiting Fulbright Scholar to Princeton University and a guest Ssientist at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems. Hogarth is also a veteran of Swiss bank UBS, where he managed energy-related M&A transactions.

Christopher Lyle will focus on global public market investments, and previously was an associate with Brookside Capital. Sequoia’s public market initiative (read: hedge fund) is being headed by former Maverick Capital principal Michael Beckwith (who appeared on the site in April).

Michael Dixon will focus on systems and software investments. Unclear if this is private or public (or both), although his prior gig with Fidelity Management & Research Co. indicates public.

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