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Alfred Lin

Partner at Sequoia Capital; Former Chairman & CFO at Zappos; Venture Capitalist & Entrepreneur

Partner at Sequoia Capital; Former Chairman & CFO at Zappos; Venture Capitalist & Entrepreneur

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Alfred Lin Biography

Alfred is a partner at the venture capital firm, Sequoia Capital. He specializes in consumer internet, enterprise and mobile companies.

TechCrunch has stated that Alfred has the "Midas touch", since every company he's worked for has been acquired, and the smallest deal was $265 million. Lin's $265 million deal happened at LinkExchange, which was sold to Microsoft for $265M when he was VP of Finance and Administration. Lin later helped Tellme Networks which was sold to Microsoft for $800 million. After that, Lin helped form Zappos to later be acquired by Amazon for $1.2 billion. Lin has invested in Airbnb, Achievers, Stella & Dot, Houzz, Humble Bundle, Kiwi, Romotive, Moovit, Styleseat, Uber, and Cardpool (acquired by Blackhawk Networks), AppBistro / MMTG Labs (acquired by InMobi), and SalesCrunch (acquired by ClearSlide. Lin was an early investor in Zipline, a medicine drone delivery company with operations in Rwanda.

Previously, Alfred was Chairman and COO/CFO at Zappos. He joined Zappos in 2005 and was responsible for all financial, administrative, and warehouse operations. Alfred focused on bringing focus, strategy and financial discipline in order to grow the business efficiently and profitably. Prior to joining Zappos, Alfred served as VP of Finance and Business Development at Tellme Networks, helping grow that business from no revenue to over $120M in recurring revenue per year, 30% cash margins and a $0.5B estimated contracted revenue backlog.

In 2013, Forbes named Lin as one of the "30 Most Influential People in Tech." Lin and his work have been profiled in national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, CNBC, Forbes, BusinessWeek, and Fortune Magazine.

Alfred Lin Videos

  • Sequoia Alfred Lin on importance of backing founders w/mission ...
    Filmed live on stage at the 2017 LAUNCH Angel Summit in Napa Valley, Jason interviews ...
  • Culture with Brian Chesky and Alfred Lin (How to Start a Startup ...
    How to Start a Startup is a series of video lectures, initially given at Stanford in Fall 2014. Lecture Transcript: ...
  • ICONic Evening with Alfred Lin, Partner at Sequoia Capital - YouTube
    ICONic Evening with Alfred Lin, Partner at Sequoia Capital.

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    Alfred Lin is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Entrepreneurism, Finance, Science and Technology, Technology, Venture Capital.
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Alfred Lin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Alfred Lin for your event is available upon request. Alfred Lin generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Dixon, Arlan Hamilton, Garry Tan, Michael Seibel and John Collison. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alfred Lin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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