A cable TV operator is looking for investors after it raised $1 billion from investors, according to people familiar with the matter.
The venture capital firm Sequoia Capital was looking to put a larger portion of the money into a cable network, the people said.
The money would come from a new venture capital fund.
Sequoias investors include the Walt Disney Co., Intel Corp., Google Inc., and others.
The company is not part of Comcast Corp., the second-largest cable operator in the United States.
Comcast owns NBCUniversal and owns NBC and NBCUniversal Studios, which have produced shows like “The Voice,” “Modern Family,” “The Office,” “Community,” and “30 Rock.”
The network also has a streaming-video service.
The $1.4 billion fund will allow Sequoius to expand into new markets and diversify its business model, the two people said, requesting anonymity because the deal was not public.
Sequosia is one of the largest venture capital firms in the world, with an annual net worth of $6.7 billion.
It is one the fastest growing venture capital funds in the country.
The fund has raised more than $500 million in the last five years.
Sequoyas investments include Comcast, Intel, Disney, Time Warner Inc., Google, Amazon.com Inc., LinkedIn Inc., Twitter Inc., Zynga Inc., Airbnb Inc., Yelp Inc., Lyft Inc., Netflix Inc., Facebook Inc., Pinterest Inc., PayPal Holdings Inc., Visa Inc., IBM Inc., Microsoft Corp., Uber Technologies Inc., Amazon.ca Inc., YouTube Inc., Salesforce.com, and other companies.
Sequojas investors include Sequoians own 10% and the rest are minority stakes, the sources said.
Sequokas is looking at acquisitions of other cable operators, the source said.
Comcast, the nation’s second-biggest cable operator, said in September it would buy Time Warner Cable, which is owned by AT&T Inc. for $45 billion.
Comcast is expected to make a final offer to acquire Time Warner this year, but a deal could take years.
Comcast and Time Warner are working to buy up Time Warner’s remaining assets.