Sequoia Capital bolsters team

Sequoia Capital has added three new investors to its increasingly global operations.

It picked up Stanford Graduate School of Business alumnus Jason Werlin for its U.S. operations. Werlin, a former business and financial service, health care and consumer sector investor for TA Associates, will likely join Sequoia’s growth stage investment team.

In India, Sequoia added Executive Director Abhay Pandey. Pandey will likely work on the firm’s $400 million growth fund for India. Before joining Sequoia, he was the head of real estate and infrastructure investment banking at DSP Merrill Lynch.

Over in Israel, Sequoia added Partner Yuval Basharav. Baharav was the general manager of corporate development and strategy at telecommunications company Amdocs. Sequoia Israel has been one of the least-active arms of the investment firm since it raised its $190 million fund in 2005, backing just a handful of companies during the last 18 months, according to Thomson Financial. Separately, Sequoia said in a regulatory filing that seven new investors had contributed a total $700,000 to the firm’s “friends of” fund, which is formally known as Sequoia Technology Partners XII. Sequoia declined to comment on who was added to the Technology Partners fund, but the existing group includes the likes of angel investor Ron Conway, talk show host Maury Povich and Yahoo Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang. —Alexander Haislip