DFJ Esprit Venture Capital – VC

Types/sectors – Semiconductors, Software, Hardware + Software
Stages of investing – Venture Capital that does Seed, Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture, Private Equity, and Debt Financing Investments
History – founded Draper Associates in 1985, which led to funds branded Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), and led the development of a network of US affiliate funds in the 90s, and the expansion globally in 2000 finding companies such as Baidu and Skype. In 2013, Tim Draper expanded his venture capital reach with Draper Associates, and also started Draper University, a school for entrepreneurs, and focused on expanding and helping drive the global venture network
Fund value – $1b
Founders and partners – Tim Draper, Simon Cook, Brian Caulfield, Jonathan Freuchet-Sibilia, Stuart Chapman, David Cummings, Vishal Gulati, Richard Marsh, Olav Ostin, David Tate
Notable investments, and value – Trustpilot $73.5M Series D, RadiumOne, Inc. $54M Venture, Lyst $40M Series C
Headquarters – London, United Kingdom