Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Steve Jurvetson, Silicon Valley venture capitalist, was honored as "The Valley's Sharpest VC" on the cover of Business 2.0 and chosen by Upside Magazine as one of the 100 "most influential people in the digital world." Forbes named him one of "Tech's Best Venture Investors," and the SF Chronicle and SF Examiner chose him as one of "the ten people expected to have the greatest impact on the Bay Area in the early part of the 21st Century." He also has been profiled in the New York Times Magazine and featured on the covers of Worth and FORTUNE Magazines.
He was the founding venture capital investor in Hotmail, Interwoven, and Kana Software. He also led his firm's investments in Tradex (acquired by Ariba for $6B) and Cyras (acquired by Ciena for $2B), and most recently, in pioneering companies in nanotechnology and molecular electronics. He serves on the Merrill Lynch Technical Advisory Board and is co-chair of the NanoBusiness Alliance.
Previously, Mr. Jurvetson was an R&D Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, where seven of his communications chip designs were fabricated. His prior technical experience includes programming, materials science research and computer design. He has also worked in product marketing at Apple and NeXT Software. With Bain & Company, Mr. Jurvetson developed engineering and business strategies for companies in the software, networking and semiconductor industries.
Mr. Jurvetson holds two degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.