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Michael Goguen

Michael Goguen

Founder of Two Bear Capital. Venture Capitalist and Philanthropist

Two Bear Capital is led by Mike Goguen, a 20-year veteran of Sequoia Capital. Between 1996 and 2016 Mike sponsored and led 54 company investments to a combined market value exceeding $64 billion. Mike had 26 companies exit above $100 million - 11 of those above $500 million, 6 above $1 billion and 3 above $10 billion in peak market value. He led investments across sectors including cyber security, bioinformatics, biopharma, IT infrastructure, and semiconductors.

Two Bear Capital is led by Mike Goguen, a 20-year veteran of Sequoia Capital. Between 1996 and 2016 Mike sponsored 54 investments with a combined market value of over $64B. He led investments across sectors including cyber security, bioinformatics, biopharma, networking, and semiconductors. Mike has built the Two Bear brand in Montana as an active philanthropist and as a first responder with Two Bear Air which completed more than 600 helicopter search and rescue missions in the region. Two Bear Capital is the result of Mike's passion to combine the life-changing platforms that venture capital can enable with a desire to make lives better in an enduring way. Mike earned an undergraduate degree from Cornell and a master's degree from Stanford, both in Electrical Engineering. Mike lives with his family in Whitefish, where he loves to learn, save lives, spend time in the outdoors, and create new opportunities for others and for Montana.

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December 9, 2020
Graphiant Inc. today announced a $33.5 million Series A funding round co-led by Sequoia Capital and Two Bear Capital with participation from Atlantic Bridge.

-- Graphiant Inc. today announced a $33.5 million Series A funding round co-led by Sequoia Capital and Two Bear Capital with participation from Atlantic Bridge.

2013
He guided Virident Systems to a $685 million exit in 2013.

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Connie Loizos
September 20, 2019
TechCrunch
Three-and-a-half years ago, a lawsuit hit the San Mateo, Ca. county courthouse that briefly attracted the attention of the worldwide venture capital community given its salacious nature. The defendant: longtime VC Michael Goguen, who'd spent 20 years with Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, Ca. The plaintiff: a former girlfriend who described him through the filing [...]

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