As managing director, Anandan will lead Sequoia's Surge, a scale up programme for start-ups. : Sequoia Capital has roped in Rajan Anandan as a Managing Director. He will join the leadership team at the firm, which already includes six managing directors. Anandan will focus on developing Surge into the world’s top scale-up program for start-ups by acting as an investment advisor and mentor to the programme’s founders, the VC firm said in a blog post. Surge aims to engineer rapid early progress for start-ups by enabling disproportionate access to capital, talent, network and decades of company-building knowledge.