Based in Menlo Park, California, Mark Stevens is a venture capitalist with three decades of experience investing in the technology industry. Currently, he serves as managing partner of S-Cubed Capital and as a special limited partner of Sequoia Capital. He currently sits on the boards of directors of Second Spectrum, Nvidia, and Innovium. He is a former director of Quantenna which was acquired by ON Semiconductor in June, 2019. Additionally, he is an investor and executive board member of the Golden State Warriors.
Mark Stevens began his career at Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked as a menber of the technical staff for two years. He accepted a position at Intel Corporation in 1982 and served in a variety of sales and technical marketing positions over the next five years. He was with the company during a crucial stage in its growth as it capitalized on the personal computer boom of the 1980s.
In 1989, Mark Stevens joined Sequoia Capital as an associate. By 1993, he was promoted to a general partner of the firm.. His investment focus was on early stage companies in the semiconductor, software and systems markets. Over the years, Mr. Stevens guided many successful investments and served as a director for more than a dozen of Sequoia’s portfolio companies, including Nvidia, Aspect Development, Commquest (acquired by IBM), Stratum One (acquired by Cisco), and Terayon Communications (acquired by Motorola.) He was also recognized several times on the Forbes Midas List of the top dealmakers in technology venture capital.
Mr. Stevens was responsible for Sequoia's successful investments in Documentum and Quickturn, which were acquired by EMC and Cadence Design, respectively. He was also part of a five-member group of voting partners who were behind some of Sequoia's biggest investments in the high-tech sector. He and his fellow investors made early stakes in Google, YouTube, Yahoo!, and other companies.
Prior to his career, Mark Stevens obtained a B.S. in electrical engineering and B.A. in economics (both magna cum laude) from the University of Southern California (USC). He later earned an M.S. in computer engineering from USC and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989.