Commencement Speaker Sir Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz is a partner at Sequoia Capital, which he joined in 1986. He was the principal architect of Sequoia’s adjustment to the profound changes in global technology investing and was one of the co-founders of its business in China and India as well as Sequoia Global Growth, a global technology fund; Sequoia Heritage, the firm’s single pool of globally diversified, long-term assets; and Sequoia Capital Global Equities, a public market fund. Today, Michael represents Sequoia on the boards of Instacart, Klarna and Stripe.


He was also a longtime board member of Yahoo!, PayPal, Google, LinkedIn, Kayak and Flextronics. Prior to joining Sequoia, Michael co-founded Technologic Partners and was a correspondent for TIME, where he was the San Francisco Bureau Chief. He is the author of several books including Return to the Little Kingdom, the first major book about Apple published in 1984, and more recently LEADING with Sir Alex Ferguson, the longtime Manager of Manchester United. Michael graduated from Christ Church, Oxford in 1976 with a MA in History. Crankstart, the foundation started by Michael and his wife, Harriet Heyman, supports those with the ambition and grit to tackle what often seems impossible. He received a knighthood from the Queen of England in 2013.