Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Private Ownership
Industry Venture capital
Founded 1985
Founder Timothy C. Draper
John H. N. Fisher
Steve Jurvetson
Headquarters 2882 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California, United States
Products Venture capital
Total assets $4 billion
Website www.dfj.com
Draper Fisher Jurvetson - Silicon Valley Office

Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) is an American venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California with more than $4B under management since its founding in 1985. The firm focuses on early- and growth-stage investments in enterprise, consumer and disruptive technologies, and has backed more than 400 companies since its founding in 1985. The firm is currently investing in DFJ Venture XI, a $325M fund,[1] and DFJ Growth’s second fund of $470M,[2][3] both closed in 2014.

The firm has funded technology companies including Baidu, Hotmail (acquired by Microsoft), Overture (acquired by Yahoo), and Skype (acquired by Microsoft). Other notable investments include Tesla Motors, SpaceX, Box, SugarCRM, ShareThis,[4] SolarCity, Superfish, Meebo, Twitter, Tumblr (acquired by Yahoo), and Yammer (acquired by Microsoft), among others.[5]

DFJ was founded in 1985 by Timothy C. Draper. Draper and John H.N. Fisher left Alex. Brown & Sons, where they were officemates. The firm's name, otherwise known as DFJ, is attributed to Draper and Fisher as well as Partner Steve Jurvetson, who joined the firm in 1996. Other Partners at the firm include Josh Stein,[6] Andreas Stavropoulos, Bubba Murarka, Emily Melton and Bill Bryant.


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