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.
DFJ was founded in 1985 by Tim Draper. John Fisher became a partner in 1991 and Steve Jurvetson joined in 1994. As of October 2015, DFJ is one of the six largest and most active investors in the space sector, which has had over US$10 billion of private capital invested in it since 2005
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.
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