Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – Draper Fisher Jurvetson – Menlo Park, CA – 39/50
Early Stage, Growth Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Clean Tech, Digital, Life Sciences, Mobile
Total Capital: $3.16 billion
Notable Investments: Prosper, YeePay, LendKey, Remitly, TrialPay
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) is an American venture capital firm focused on early- and growth-stage investments in enterprise, consumer and disruptive technologies.
DFJ was founded in 1985. The founders are Timothy C. Draper, John H.N. Fisher, and Steve Jurvetson.
In 2013, founding partner Draper announced his departure from the fund along with John Fisher. Draper announced he will continue investing out of his personal fund Draper Associates and assisting his son in running an incubator.
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.
In November 2017, Steve Jurveston stepped down from his position at DFJ after allegations of sexual harassment.
DFJ’s investments includ e Avant, Baidu, Coinbase, LendKey, Meetup, Tesla, Inc., Sisense, Skype, Twitter, Yammer, and Zoox.
|Founder||Timothy C. Draper
John H. N. Fisher
|Headquarters||2882 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California, United States
|Total assets||$5 billion|