Sequoia's sleek, sun-drenched wood- and glass-panelled HQ, with its airy meeting rooms and scribbled-on whiteboards ("Americans can't even speak without using a whiteboard," says Moritz) sits in the middle of a tree-lined business park and is a long way from Cardiff, where he was raised by German- Jewish refugee parents.Back then, he recalls, the closest thing to an entrepreneurial role model was "a local guy who ran a fleet of hot dog vans and wore jeans and a blue blazer".
It was said that Harry Cohn put more people in the cemetery than all the other moguls combined.
He was in the dark and suddenly the spotlight picked him up—he was electric, he was hot, it was almost a sexual thing.
He was singing to Kim Novak, sitting at a stageside table; she had just finished work on Alfred Hitchcock’s the most challenging film of her career.
The former journalist is feted in investment circles for the acumen that led him to back not only a winning horse named Google, but a host of other technological successes, including Yahoo!
, whose potential he clocked in 1995, when few people understood the growing importance of the internet.