The firm has funded well-known technology companies including Baidu, Hotmail (acquired by Microsoft), Overture(acquired by Yahoo), Skype (acquired by Microsoft) and Glam Media. Other notable investments include Tesla Motors, SugarCRM, Box.net, Interwoven, BrightSource Energy, SpaceX, Meebo, Cafemom, Pebble (watch) andSolarCity among others.
DFJ was founded in 1985 by Timothy C. Draper as Draper Associates. Draper and John H.N. Fisher left Alex. Brown & Sons, where they were officemates. The firm’s current name is attributed to Draper and Fisher as well as co-founder and managing director Steve Jurvetson.
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