Mark A. Stevens is the Managing Partner of S-Cubed Capital. He is a special limited partner and former managing partner at Sequoia Capital, a global venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, CA. Mark joined Sequoia in 1989 as an associate and became a partner in 1993. Prior to Sequoia, he was employed at Intel Corporation from 1982 to 1987 in a variety of sales positions. He began his career as member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Company from 1980 to 1982.
During his tenure at Sequoia, Mark served as a director of the following companies: Aspect Development (public, merged with i2 Technologies, AtWeb (acquired by Netscape/AOL), Beceem (acquired by Broadcom), Billpoint (acquired by Ebay), Commquest (acquired by IBM), Mobile Peak (acquired by Spreadtrum), MP3.com (public, acquired by Vivendi Universal), NVidia, Pixelworks, Quicklogic, Stratum One (acquired by Cisco), Summit Design (public, acquired by Mentor Graphics), Terayon Communications (public, acquired by Motorola). He was also responsible for Sequoia’s successful investments in Documentum (public, acquired by EMC) and Quickturn (public, acquired by Cadence Design).
Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nvidia, Quantenna, Innovium and Second Spectrum. He has served on the Board of Trustees of USC since 2001 (co-chair of the Investment Committee and member of Finance and Executive Committees). He is also a member of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Board of Councilors and is the founder and chairman of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School. Mark is a Trustee at Menlo School and serves as co-chair of its current $100M capital campaign. Since 2010, he has been a part time lecturer for a sales management course at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB). Mark is also a minority owner and Executive Board Member of the Golden State Warriors, as well as a trustee of the United States Olympic Committee Foundation.
Mark is a past President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC), past chairman of the Stanford University DAPER Venture Fund and past chairman of the Harvard Business School Entrepreneur of the Year Award dinner.
Mark earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.A. in Economics (both magna cum laude) from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1981, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from USC in 1984 and an MBA from Harvard University in 1989.
His hobbies include basketball, college football, skiing, fishing, vegetable gardening, and reading.