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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

October 1, 1985
DFJ was founded by Tim Draper.

Associated investment funds

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

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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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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Connie Loizos
November 23, 2019
TechCrunch
Last week, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, we sat down with Maryanna Saenko and Steve Jurvetson, investors who came together to create the investment outfit Future Ventures roughly one year ago. It was their first public appearance together since announcing their $200 million fund, and we started by asking Jurvetson about his very [...]

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