Seed to Scale: Episode 18 with Omar Hamoui, Partner at Sequoia Capital
On the early days of AdMob, a call from Steve Jobs and the secret sauce to Sequoia’s success
Omar Hamoui is a Partner at Sequoia Capital, arguably one of the most well-known VC firms in the world, with investments in some of the biggest names, including Dropbox, WhatsApp, Xoom, Square, Evernote, InstaCart to name a few.
In this episode, Omar sat down with Nihal Mehta, Founding Partner at Eniac Ventures, to share his story on building AdMob, one of the most successful mobile ad networks, how it caught the attention of Steve Jobs and Sergey Brin and what it was like being acquired by Google.
From being a serial entrepreneur, Omar also discusses his move to VC, the core values of Sequoia and what it is like behind the scenes.
He opens up about the most challenging parts of venture capital, the long feedback loop and why it is a “low ego” job. He also shares his most used app – and it might surprise you!