Mike Vernal, a Facebook VP who has spent a final eight-plus years during a company, many recently heading a search, profile, internal and developer height product groups, is withdrawal a association to turn a try entrepreneur during Sequoia Capital.
Before fasten Facebook, Vernal spent scarcely 6 years during Microsoft, initial as a product manager and after as a growth lead.
The Harvard grad (two degrees) wrote in a twitter this afternoon that “Facebook is an well-developed association with extraordinary people. Thank we to Mark and everybody during @facebook for a past 8 years. I’ll skip you.”
Facebook is an well-developed association with extraordinary people. Thank we to Mark and everybody during @facebook for a past 8 years. I’ll skip you.
— Mike Vernal (@mvernal) Apr 18, 2016
Vernal joins 10 other partners in Sequoia’s Menlo Park office.
One of those partners is Bryan Schreier, who assimilated Sequoia in 2008 after being a comparison executive during Google. In an email supposing to us by a Sequoia spokesman, Schreier writes, “You don’t partisan people like Mike. They select we and we are anxious to have him join.”
Schreier says a organisation got to know Vernal by his work fostering startups when he was heading Facebook’s height initiatives. “His knowledge scaling engineering, product, and pattern teams during Facebook will be useful to Sequoia founders operative to build likewise transformative companies.”
Like all Sequoia partners, Vernal is approaching to be something of a generalist, yet it’s expected he’ll be focusing on consumer and developer tech to start.
Sequoia recently split ways with another longtime partner, Michael Goguen, when it was suggested that he was being indicted of crack of contract in one of a some-more explosive lawsuits to strike Silicon Valley in a while.
Sequoia’s West Coast partners are exclusively male, yet it employs one womanlike investment analyst, Stephanie Zhan, who has worked formerly during Google, Andreessen Horowitz and Nest Labs.
Sequoia’s chairman, Michael Moritz, was roundly criticized final year when, during an talk with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang, he pronounced Sequoia is operative hard to find some-more women to sinecure into its ranks yet that it isn’t willing to reduce a standards toward achieving that end.
Sequoia Capital China has 3 womanlike partners. Sequoia Capital India has one female financier and a womanlike principal.