Sequoia Capital's return on its investment in WhatsApp, the company that Facebook recently acquired for $19 billion, was huge. But another impressive aspect of the firm's investment in the company is the fact that it was the sole investor. Sequoia saw a good opportunity and not only pursued it but made sure no other investors got involved. Hunter Walk, a partner at VC firm Homebrew (today's free profile), recently covered this investment strategy in a blog post. We looked into it as well, and it seems that an increasing number of VC firms are attempting to follow the same model. The number of VC investors solely funding a company's seed round rose rather significantly in 1Q 2014. Is this a rising trend?
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