Alfred Lin is a Senior Partner at Sequoia Capital. He serves as its in-house consumer internet specialist. He currently sits on the board of seven companies including Airbnb, Houzz, DoorDash, Dia&Co, and Zipline International. He’s the former CFO and COO of Zappos.
Prior to joining Sequoia, Lin founded Venture Frogs, enjoying eight exits including Ask Jeeves, and OpenTable. Lin served in financial leadership roles for three companies, scaling them from founding stages to successful exits: LinkExchange (acquired by Microsoft for $265M), Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft for $800M), and Zappos (acquired by Amazon for $1.2B).
Lin is an applied mathematician (BA Harvard) and statistician (MS Stanford). In 2013, Forbes named Lin as one of the "30 Most Influential People in Tech”.