"DFJ's mission is to identify, serve, and provide capital for extraordinary entrepreneurs anywhere who are determined to change the world. Since its founding in 1985, DFJ has been proud to back over 600 companies across many sectors including such industry changing successes such as Hotmail (acquired by MSFT), Baidu (BIDU), Skype (acquired by EBAY), United Online (UNTD), Overture (acquired by YHOO), Athenahealth (ATHN), EnerNOC (ENOC), TicketsNow (acquired by TicketMaster), Feedburner (acquired by Google), Interwoven (IWOV), Four11 (acquired by YHOO), Parametric (PMTC), and Digidesign (acquired by AVID).
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."