defy routine.

Read about what’s going on in our network.

Forbes-logo
Venture Capital Needs To Clean House. But The Bones Are Good

Play a game of word association with anyone and say the words, “venture capital,” and I bet you would get answers like “sexual harassment,” “gender discrimination,” and “bro culture.” That’s because the dominating headlines of late have been about powerful men in venture who sexually harassed women at their firms or at startups looking for…

Read more
wsjvc
Former Kleiner Perkins General Partner, General Catalyst Managing Director Launch Defy Partners

At Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and General Catalyst, venture capitalists Trae Vassallo and Neil Sequeira burnished their résumés in Series A deals with startup stakes such as Honest Company and Nest. But the venture capital industry in 2017 looks very different from when they started their careers nearly 15 years ago. Fund sizes at…

Read more
Forbes-logo
VC Veterans Neil Sequeira And Trae Vassallo Launch Defy Partners With $151 Million Fund

In a fast-changing venture capital landscape, longtime investors Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo are taking a vintage approach with their new firm. Their new firm, Defy Partners, fits the trend of 2017 tech investing by launching with a first-time fund of a large size, $151 million. But as they go to invest that money, Sequeira and Vassallo say they’ll be…

Read more
Defy_Group-2-Final-6812 CROP rectangle
Industry Veterans Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo Team Up to Launch Defy Partners

Defy Partners, an early stage venture firm, was formally launched today after raising an oversubscribed $151 million initial fund. The new firm, led by long-time venture capitalists, Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo, was created to address the underserved part of the venture landscape — often referred to as “The Series A Gap.” By focusing on…

Read more