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DFJ

DFJ

DJF (Draper Fisher Jurveston) is a venture capital firm operating out of San Francisco, California, founded by John Fisher, Steve Jurvetson, and Tim Draper on October 1, 1985.

Draper Fisher Jurveston is a venture capital firm making seed, venture, and growth investments in technology companies operating within enterprise and consumer-focused industries. Draper Fisher Jurveston has made capital investments in 27 companies who have exited at greater than $1 billion each. Notable companies include are Baidu, Hotmail, Twitter, and Skype.

Product

The company invests in early-stage and late-stage startups. It has two separate teams dedicated to the early (venture) entities and late-stage (growth) companies. It also aids entrepreneurs with recruiting, business development, and partnering. DFJ focuses on startups that create disruptive technologies in fields such as commercial space exploration, robotics, and sustainable transportation.Fields such as neuroscience and communications have also been added to the company's portfolio.



Timeline

Associated investment funds

11 Results
Investment Fund
Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total offering (USD)
Location
Location
Date signed
Date signed
292,500,000
February 11, 2014

Funded Companies

157 Results
Company
Company
Description
Description
Website
Website
Industry
Industry
Location
Location

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A cloud communications platform for building SMS, Voice & Messaging applications on an API built for global scale that was founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Zymergen, founded in 2013 and located in Emeryville, California, is a technology company providing organisms engineering services. Their biotechnology labs rely on advanced manufacturing technologies, machine learning techniques, and genomics to accelerate the design, build, test cycle of microorganisms.

DataRobot sells a machine learning platform that helps users build and deploy accurate predictive models. The Boston-based company was founded in 2012 by Jeremy Achin.

A company specializing in scaling-up bioprocesses for the production of bio-based chemicals.

Glycos Biotechnologies, founded in 2007, now known as GlycosBio, is a biotechnology company based in Houston, Texas . GlycosBio Asia is a subsidiary based in Malaysia .

Atomwise is a company that develops AI solutions for drug discovery.

Mythic is a U.S-based artificial intelligence hardware and software company.

Varolii is a Seattle-based software company.

BetterUp is a company founded by Eddie Medina.

Shift is an online, peer-to-peer, marketplace for buying and selling used cars.

Instant messaging client

Company which developed nano-imprint lithography systems

Technorati is an advertising company.

Planet Labs is a satellite imaging company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, which offers monitoring with daily updates. It was founded in 2010.

A magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) manufacturing and distribution company. It is located in Chandler, Arizona and was founded in 2008.

Redfin is a Seattle-based real estate company founded by David Selinger.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Andreas Stavropoulos

Partner and Venture Team



Barry Schuler

Partner and Growth Team



Bill Bryant

Employee



Blair Silverberg

Employee



Carol Wentworth

Marketing Partner



Chris Kelley

Principle



Chris Shanahan

Associate



Craig Chotalia

Principle



Emily Melton

Venture Team



Emily Melton

Partner



Heidi Roizen

Partner and Venture Team



Jade Tran

Director of Programs and Industry Relations



Jennifer Fonstad

Employee



Jesse Robbins

Employee



Jocelyn Kinsey

Principle



John H.B. Fisher

Founder, Partner, and Growth Team



Josh Stein

Partner and Venture Team



Katie Hughes

Employee



Kevin Tu

Associate



Kristen Faulkner

Associate



Mark Bailey

Partner and Growth Team



Mark Greenstein

Partner and CFO



Melisa Tucker

Employee



Meredith Tosta

Director of Business Operations



Mohammad Islam

Principle



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Backers of Tesla and SpaceX fund 29-year-old Alice Zhang's AI-powered neuroscience startup

Britanny Meiling

Web



DFJ Founder Stories - DFJVC - Medium

DFJ Founders

Web



More rare than a Unicorn -- gender parity at a venture-backed, deep-tech startup.

Heidi Roizen

Web



This health tech start-up refused to take money from VC firms unless they had a female partner

Christina Farr

Web



Yellowbrick Data exits stealth with $44M and an all-flash data warehouse - SiliconANGLE

Mike Wheatley

Web



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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CEO
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Products/Services

AdMob 





Advertising

Anaplan





Financial Services





Job Recruitment





Software/Healthcare

Avant 





Finance

Azuqua 





Software

Baidu 





Internet Services/Artificial Intelligence





Software/Mobile

box





Social Media





Data Analytics

Chef





Software/Automation/Education

Circleci





Software/Enterprise

Coinbase 





Digital Asset Exchange

Cylance 





Artificial Intelligence

D-Wave





Quantum Computing

Datastax 





Software

Diamanti





Software Development

Doximity 





Software/Healthcare





Software/Healthcare

Flux.io





Software/Big Data

Formlabs





Additive Manufacturing





Information Technology and Services





Maps/Location Services

Front





Software/Enterprise

Giphy 





Software/Animation

References