Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Type Private Ownership
Industry Private Equity
Founded 1985
Founders Timothy C. Draper
John H. N. Fisher
Steve Jurvetson
Headquarters 2882 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California, United States
Products Venture capital
Total assets $7 billion
Website www.dfj.com
Draper Fisher Jurvetson - Silicon Valley Office

Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) is a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California with affiliate offices in more than 30 cities around the world and over $7 billion in capital commitments.

The firm has funded well-known technology companies including Baidu, Hotmail (acquired by Microsoft), Overture (acquired by Yahoo), Skype (acquired by Microsoft) and Glam Media. Other notable investments include Tesla Motors, SugarCRM, Box.net, Interwoven, BrightSource Energy, SpaceX, Meebo, Cafemom, Pebble (watch) and SolarCity among others.[1]

DFJ was founded in 1985 by Timothy C. Draper as Draper Associates. Draper and John H.N. Fisher left Alex. Brown & Sons, where they were officemates. The firm's current name is attributed to Draper and Fisher as well as co-founder and managing director Steve Jurvetson.


DFJ maintains a loosely affiliated network of semi-independent venture capital firms in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Additionally, they back multiple business incubators.

DFJ-branded affiliates[edit]

Affiliated Business Accelerators[edit]

  • The Alchemist Accelerator - San Francisco, California [2]
  • Boost.VC - San Mateo, California
  • Draper University of Heroes - San Mateo, California

Other affiliates[edit]

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