As an entrepreneur, Aaref was CEO of two companies which were both backed by Sequoia: CenterRun (sold to Sun Microsystems in 2003 for $66M) and Clearwell Systems (sold to Symantec for $410 million in 2011).
Aaref became a Partner at Sequoia in 2012, having spent a year at Symantec after the acquisition of Clearwell Systems.
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- PersonA person is a being, such as a human, that has certain capacities or attributes constituting personhood, which has various definitions.
- Venture capitalA form of financing or funding for emerging companies. Investment on early-stage companies in exchange for equity in the companies they invest in.
- Sequoia CapitalSequoia Capital is a venture capital firm that has invested in companies like Google, Apple, Cisco, YouTube, AirBnB and WhatsApp. Founded in 1972 by Donald Valentine, companies backed by Sequoia have created over $3.3 trillion dollars in market capitalization.
- Clearwell SystemsCompany
- CenterRun Software
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