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Draper Associates

Draper Associates

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm funding early stage startups.

Founded in 1985 by Tim Draper, Draper Associates is a venture capital firm which focuses their investments in startups seeking seed and early-stage funding. The firm operates from Silicon Valley. Since its conception, it has invested in startups from the following sectors: consumer technology, financial technology, healthcare, manufacturing, as well as educational technology and government technology.

The firm is part of the Draper Venture Network, which is a network of venture capital firm established in 1990. As of February 2019, the network includes more than 22 firms around the world, operating in more than 60 cities. ​

Funding

Draper Associates’ last funding series – which was its fifth round – amassed $190 million in April 2016 . Prior to 2013, Tim Draper is the sole investor in startups that are funded by Draper Associates. This fifth funding round also marks the first time external investors are involved in raising the firm’s fund.

Timeline

Funded Companies

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Coinbase

Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It operates exchanges of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.

A microventure capital firm and syndicate in California that focuses on seed and early stage investments.

Finless Foods is a biotechnology company producing cultured marine animal food products through implementing cellular agriculture and manufacturing technologies.

Because Animals is a pet food and cellular agriculture technology company founded in 2016 by Shannon Falconer and Joshua Erret, and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Because Animals makes 100% animal-free pet foods, treats, and supplements.

Standard Cognition is a software company creating autonomous checkout systems for brick-and-mortar establishments.

Nutmeg is a London-based investment management company offering an online portal for managing investments, ISAs and pensions.

ICEYE provides commercial access to Earth observation data. The ICEYE SAR Satellite Constellation captures images of any location on Earth every three hours, day and night, regardless of cloud cover.

A global provider of camera-first, AI powered self-driving technology, formerly AdasWorks.

CloudMedX is a company developing and providing clinical artificial intelligence platform to help clinicians. It uses healthcare-specific natural language processing and machine learning to improve patient care. It is located in Palo Alto, California and was founded in 2014.

Verge Genomics is a company focused on the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases with the use of machine learning and computational genomics.

A company using artificial intelligence to create a platform for solving visual inspection challenges in industrial environments.

Bitwage is a San Francisco-based company developing solutions for remote workers, payroll, and human resources.

Samba TV is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2008.

EquityZen is a New York City-based company founded in 2013 by Phil Haslett.

AuditFile is a San Francisco-based company founded by Steven Bong, Kevin Bong and Gary Bong.

Proximie is a technology company that enables clinicians to virtually catch up with lab from anywhere in the world.

CryptoMove is a software platform that provides a secure distributed datastore for keys, files, streaming video, or any other type of data.

Coinplug is a next-generation blockchain based solutions and services.

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People

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LinkedIn

Abhisek Punia

Cryptocurrency Analyst

Andrew Tang

Investment Team

Billy Draper

General Partner

Joel Yarmon

Venture Partner

Siri Srinivas

Investment Analyst

Tim Draper

Founder/Managing Partner

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News

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Kenota Health
December 7, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ - Kenota Health Inc., an innovative medical technology company based in Canada, has raised $11 million in funding with the aim of providing rapid...

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