Arc is a catalyst for outlier founderS

Learn Company Design, Sequoia’s way to start, build and scale enduring companies. Meet fellow founders, experienced operators and an exceptional community who will help elevate your game. Establish company foundations that will compound in value over time and bend the arc of your company’s trajectory. See what it takes to build a company for the next decade, not just the next quarter.

Applications for Arc Americas ’22 are closed. Sign up below to get notified when we open up new programs in North America, Latin America and Europe.
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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

7 weeks of foundational curriculum designed to catalyze your business.
1
What is the scale of your ambition?
OUTLIERS
In-Person
Sep 12 - 14
2
Who are you building for?
CUSTOMER
Remote
Sep 19 - 23
3
How do you build great products?
PRODUCT
Remote
Sep 26 - 30
4
How do you gain traction?
SALES & MARKETING
In-Person
Oct 6 - 8
5
How do you attract talent?
CULTURE & HIRING
Remote
Oct 10 - 14
6
How do you create value?
BUSINESS
Remote
Oct 17 - 21
7
How will you win?
BEND THE ARC
In-Person
Oct 24 - 26

FAQS

  • 01/
    Who should apply to Arc?
    This company building program is for seed-stage founders actively working on an idea, product and company.  For some, this means coming to us with an idea and no lines of code like Patrick and John of Stripe. For others, it is a MVP site with 1000 listings like Brian, Nate and Joe of Airbnb.    

    We are currently accepting applications for Arc Americas. Companies headquartered in North America and Latin America are welcome to apply. Our next European cohort will launch again in 2023.
  • 02/
    What is Company Design?
    Company Design is the Sequoia way to start, build and scale enduring companies. It is an ongoing process rooted in evergreen foundations, an outlier mindset and a powerful community advantage discerned from fifty years of working with legendary companies from idea to IPO and beyond. The value of establishing these principles early compounds over time and can meaningfully bend the arc of a company’s trajectory. We teach these principles to Sequoia founders and, now, in Arc.
  • 03/
    What are the dates of this program?
    Arc Americas '22 will run September 12th - October 26th, 2022.
  • 04/
    Is Arc in person?
    The first and last week of the program, along with a mid-program field trip, will be in person. The remaining weeks will be held remotely via Zoom.
  • 05/
    Is travel required?
    Yes. Expect to spend two weeks in the Bay Area and a few days, mid-program, in another American city.
  • 06/
    What is the weekly schedule?
    Expect to commit 8 hours a week to this program.
  • 07/
    How many companies are in the program?
    Each Arc cohort will consist of ~20 companies.  All co-founders of a company are encouraged to attend.
  • 08/
    What are the terms?
    Sequoia will invest $1M in the form of equity to participating companies at the start of the program.

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