Sequoia Trees

The 2020 CX Report gathers trends on how business happens in the computational era by examining the tech stacks for marketing and products in the context of digital transformation.

A few Sequoia tree facts:

  • With the right amount of light, Sequoias can grow 6 feet per year. When a tree is cut down, multiple trees often grow in it’s place.
  • The bark of a Sequoia retards flames, and the seeds it drops on the ground are only activated when fire kills away the groundbrush.
  • Sequoia roots only go six to ten feet into the ground with the root systems of adjacent trees being interconnected.
  • At the top of the Sequoia, the leaves are different than those at the bottom because it is a strikingly different ecosystem in its’ canopy.

So in many senses a Sequoia tree is a terrific metaphor for the startup ecosystem of Silicon Valley. The Sequoia’s seeds are like the many startups that disrupt incumbents amidst a tectonic shift. And also how many startups are born out of the ashes of a dying company, too. It also explains why (Sequoia VC) one of the most successful venture capital firms in the world might be named after this tree native to California.

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More Sequoia facts are here.

Trees taking place of a bigger tree.
Trees can grow from a stump
So beautiful
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