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Contact Information

Website: http://www.dfj.com/index.shtml
Address: 2882 Sand Hill Road, Suite 150 Menlo Park, CA 94025
Email: mail@dfj.com
Contact: Timothy C. Draper
Position: Founder, Managing Director
Staff Page: http://www.dfj.com/team/index.html

Introduction

Draper Fisher Jurvetson is the only venture capital firm with global presence through a network of affiliated funds, with offices in more than 30 cities around the world and approximately $3.5 billion in capital commitments. DFJ's mission is to identify, provide capital for, and serve extraordinary entrepreneurs anywhere who want to change the world. Over the past twenty years, DFJ has been proud to back approximately 300 companies across a myriad of sectors

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Assets: $999,999 (Year), $888,888 (PriorYear)
Giving: $777,777 (year), $666,666 (PriorYear)

History

Founding Year: 1958

General William H. Draper Jr. became the first professional West Coast venture capitalist when he founded Draper, Gaither & Anderson in 1958. Formerly Undersecretary of the Army, General Draper was responsible for economic reconstruction of Germany and Japan under the Marshall Plan. His son, William H. Draper III, has a long history in the venture capital business. In 1962, with Partner Franklin "Pitch" Johnson, he started Draper & Johnson Investment Company. In 1965, he founded Sutter Hill Ventures which he managed with great success until 1981 when he was appointed Chairman of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. In 1995, he returned to venture capital by founding Draper International, concentrating on venture investments in India. In 1985, Tim Draper left Alex. Brown & Sons, where he and John Fisher were office mates, to become the third generation of venture capitalists in his family with the formation of Draper Associates. Tim set the tone for all of the subsequent funds with his focus on identifying outstanding teams of entrepreneurs setting out to change the world. Among the winners in this fund were Parametric Technology Corporation (PMTC), the first industrial-strength Computer Aided Design software package to leverage the client-server era, and Digidesign (which went public and was later acquired by AVID), the longstanding leader in digital editing tools for musicians.

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Past Projects

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Sponsors

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Calendar of Events

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Silicon Valley Community Calendar

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