Site overall looks really nice. My one complaint would be that for me the content appears as you're scrolling just a tad bit too late. There were a couple of sections where I scrolled past the content a bit and had to back up to read it.
I would take this even further, and say the reveal effects shouldn't be used on everything. I maintain a scroll animation library, and I see this time and time again; because these libraries are so easy to use, the effect is thrown onto everything... which cheapens the effect.
Notice how Apple uses the effect on page load for the beginning content, but the rest of the site is either static or uses other effects (parallax). They may or may not be the paragon of design they used to be, but this is still a great example of tasteful reveal animation for impact.
If the designers are reading this—take it from a scroll reveal pro, do a second pass and decide what should be emphasized with animation, and remove the effect from everything else. It enriches the UX.
Can confirm. There are entire sections that don't load on my 27" monitor, browser at full screen. Otherwise, most are just loading too late.
Also, if anyone stumbles upon this, read Julian's post above. Spot on observation.
Venture capital firms becoming design firms?
It's becoming part of the offering a firm has.
Money is one part of the firm, as is advice, network and data.
VCs are going to keep upping the offering as they compete with each other. Given that GV has had this for so long I'm kind of surprised to see sequoia just now pushing this.