Draper Fisher Jurvetson

DFJ logoDraper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) backs extraordinary entrepreneurs everywhere who set out to change the world. Together, DFJ and its Partner Funds manage over $7B and have made more than 600 investments on four continents.


Location: 
Menlo Park, CA
Type: 
Venture Capital Firm
Website: 
http://www.dfj.com/

Over the past 25 years, DFJ and its partners have backed over 600 companies, and have pioneered the way in emerging technology markets including the Internet, mobile communications, clean energy and health care.

DFJ has been proud to back industry changing successes including Baidu, Skype, Overture, Hotmail, Parametric Technologies, Focus Media, AdMob, Mobile365, EnerNOC, Tesla, SolarCity, Brightsource Energy, Athenahealth, Epocrates, SpaceX and Synthetic Genomics.

At DFJ, we provide more than money. We are actively involved with our portfolio companies, and have the energy, experience, and contacts to help take our companies to the next stage and beyond. Whether as a financial strategist, headhunter, investment banker, and corporate therapist, we provide support and confidence to the team. We believe that entrepreneurs are extraordinary individuals possessing exceptional intelligence, energy, vision and drive, and should have large stakes in their companies that can generate great wealth for those who make the early sacrifices.

We bet on the ability of the founding team to develop their business, adapt to inevitable changes in their plans, and to grow with their companies. Successful founders will surround themselves with the best people they can. While we will often help the founders recruit additional executives for their team, we do not invest in any opportunity with the intention of replacing the founders.

Here's a partial list of DFJ green portfolio companies:


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