Defy.vc, a Woodside, CA – based early-stage venture capital firm, announced that Medha Agarwal joined as General Partner and Amy Yin joined as Venture Partner.
This strategic expansion follows the launch of its $300M Fund III earlier this year.
Medha Agarwal will lead investments into companies from inception through Series A. With over seven years of venture expertise, she has led investments across vertical SaaS, fintech, marketplaces, and healthcare. Prior to joining Agarwal, she was a Partner at Redpoint Ventures where she led investments in companies including Whatnot, Tend, Proper Finance and more. Agarwal started her venture career at Bessemer Venture Partners, having previously co-founded and built Roomidex and skedge.me after beginning her career at Bain & Company.
As founder & CEO of OfficeTogether, a former Defy portfolio company acquired by Envoy, Yin has firsthand experience as a founder. Her technical journey spans a decade, with engineering roles at Facebook and at Coinbase, where she was an Engineering Manager for Coinbase.com during the company’s growth. Yin has also been an active angel investor since 2017, with investments in Pave, Lumos, Gem, On Deck, and more. Yin is a Harvard graduate with a BA in Computer Science, with roots in Onalaska, WI.
Led by Neil Sequeira, Founder & General Partner, Defy.vc is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in startups as they transition into category-defining industry leaders.
Defy.vc initially partners with founders from inception through Series A but is able to support them throughout the lifetime of a business with capital and hands-on collaboration. The firm invests across diverse categories, including enterprise SaaS, fintech, AI, healthcare, marketplaces, and consumer-oriented businesses.
In recent years, the Defy.vc portfolio has had numerous liquidity events and acquisitions by a number of companies including Patreon, Circle and HackerOne. The firm retains substantial stakes in prominent private companies, including Airspace, Apploi, Aalto, Bazaar and many other industry-defining market leaders.