Head of Scouts & Partnerships at Sequoia Capital
Nmachi Jidenma is Head of Scouts and Partnerships at Sequoia Capital, a top 3 venture capital firm in the world. In this role, she leads partnerships as well as Sequoia’s proprietary Scouts seed stage initiative where founders and influential affiliates invest in pre-seed and seed stage companies on Sequoia's behalf. Sequoia Scouts are the longest standing scout program in the industry and scout investments have been made in several successful companies, including Stripe, Uber, Thumbtack, and Guardant Health. Prior to Sequoia Capital, Nmachi led global strategy and business development at WhatsApp Inc, the world’s leader in mobile messaging with over 2 billion monthly users. She previously led global strategic partnerships at Facebook with financial services industry leaders such as PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Adyen, and PayU (Naspers). Prior to Facebook, Nmachi drove Global Business Development at PayPal for its billion-dollar mobile disruptors portfolio where she launched the company into new verticals such as mobile marketplaces, transit, and cryptocurrencies through partnerships with innovative startups and companies.