Sequel Ventures

About Us

Based in Silicon Valley, Boston and New York, the Sequel Ventures team grows and revitalizes companies – from startups to Fortune 100 firms.

We invest transformational capital, apply appropriate resources and bring decades of experience to helping innovative ventures scale breakthrough products and services that make a difference.

Our Expertise

With extensive experience in the technology world; in acquisitions, integrations and operations; and in building strong management teams, we partner with early stage startups and small enterprises that are primed to flourish. Sequel brings to the table:

  • Deep M&A and integration experience
  • Operational efficiencies, best practices
  • Insights into market forces, competitive landscapes and global operations
  • Decades of senior leadership experience in tech companies

  • Broad networks with industry and professional leaders worldwide
  • Proven skills at building high-performing management teams and winning cultures
  • Ability to create financial structures for growth

Partnering With Sequel

Sequel Ventures acts as advisor to CEO/founders and management teams to develop and implement strategic frameworks, roadmaps to success, creative financial structures and world-class teams. We provide:

  • Continued capital commitments
  • Growth scenarios for future capital raises
  • Financial connections from Wall Street to Main Street
  • Guidance on resource allocation and contingency planning

  • Roadmaps for success
  • Help with prioritization and problem solving
  • Strategies for recruiting, motivating and developing teams
  • Mutual accountability on commitments

Leadership

William E. (Bill) Mitchell
Bill has led companies ranging in size from $50M to $20B as CEO, Chairman of the Board and President. His performance at Arrow Electronics and Solectron Global Services resulted in consistent growth of 37% CAGR and 86% CAGR respectively. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Michigan. He’s on the boards of Rogers Corporation, Humana Inc. and Veritiv Corporation. Connect with Bill on LinkedIn

Steve Manning
Steve’s career in IT spans 30 years at both small private equity funded companies offering global services across the supply chain. His leadership positions include CEO of ReCellular, Sequel, and Future International, President of Memorex Communications Group and Senior Vice President at Solectron Global Services, where he worked with CEO Bill Mitchell to facilitate 17 acquisitions. He has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Nebraska. Connect with Steve on LinkedIn

Testsushi Yamada
Yamada-san has led both foreign affiliated and Japanese IT firms for more than 30 years including as President and CEO of Memorex Japan, Global Technology Partners, Inc. and ETF Japan Ltd. A native of Japan, he specializes in promoting Japanese technology and providing entry for foreign firms into the Japanese market via numerous Japanese and U.S./Japanese Joint Ventures. He also holds a Master of Science in Economics from Kansas State University. Connect with Tetsushi on LinkedIn

Justo J. Millán
Justo has successfully managed multinational technology subsidiaries, including Raychem Corporation and Arrow Electronics, in his native Argentina, all of South America, and the US. He also founded and successfully operated a number of technology-based companies in Argentina. He has a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, and completed the Executive Development Program at Cornell and Strategic Marketing Program at Harvard. Connect with Justo on LinkedIn

Pamela Marino
Pam has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and technology sectors, specializing in logistics, acquisitions and operations. She spent twelve years at Arrow Electronics, Inc. where she was Executive Assistant to Bill Mitchell as Chairman and CEO. Pamela has an A.A.S. in Secretarial Science from The Berkeley College in Paramus, N.J. Connect with Pam on LinkedIn

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Please, no unsolicited business plans.