Investment Sections from Sequoia’s Seed Deal With YouTube

Miles Grimshaw has a great post up with the original YouTube investment memo from Sequoia partner Roelof Botha to do a seed investment of $1 million on September 2nd, 2005. Google bought YouTube for $1.6 billion a year later.

Here are the sections from the investment memo:

  • Introduction
  • Deal
  • Competition
  • Hiring Plan
  • Key Risks
  • Recommendation
  • Additional resources
    – Investment summary
    – Competitive analysis
    – Technology overview
    – Team bios
    – Company presentation
    – Company metrics

Overall, it’s a worthwhile read that’s concise while still covering a number of topics. It’s much like an expanded executive summary without all the detail found in a full business plan. Plus, it includes real operating metrics and data. Entrepreneurs would do well to read the original YouTube investment memo.

What else? What are some other thoughts on Sequoia’s investment memo on YouTube?

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