Saturday, May 01, 2010

About DFJ - Portfolio companies

"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).

DFJ has offices located in the United States, China, and India.

Investment Philosophy

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."


DFJ Portfolio | DFJ Network Portfolio

DFJ is proud to fund companies that are Changing the World!

CompanyNetwork FundDescription
AthenahealthAthenahealthDraper Fisher JurvetsonWeb-based MD Office Management
Baidu.comBaidu.comDFJ ePlanetInternet infrastructure for China
Bright Source Energy Bright Source EnergyDraper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Growth FundDevelops and operates solar thermal power plants
Direct HitDirect HitDraper Fisher JurvetsonDeveloper of enhanced search engine capabilities.
EnerNOCEnerNOCDraper Fisher JurvetsonEnergy data communications
EpocratesEpocratesDraper Fisher JurvetsonMobile device healthcare information systems
Focus Media Focus MediaDFJ ePlanetMulti-platform out-of-home advertising network using audiovisual television displays and in-elevator poster frames.
Four11Four11Draper Fisher JurvetsonInternet White Pages directory service for locating email addresses
Glam Media Glam MediaDraper Fisher JurvetsonOnline media and advertising network
HotmailHotmailDraper Fisher JurvetsonPioneer of free web-based electronic mail
InterwovenInterwovenDraper Fisher JurvetsonGlobal leader in content management solutions
KANAKANADraper Fisher JurvetsonSoftware that helps companies communicate with their customers over the Internet
KongZhong KongZhongDFJ ePlanetMobile application provider for mainland China
MeeboMeeboDraper Fisher JurvetsonIn-browser instant messaging program which supports multiple IM services
OvertureOvertureDraper Fisher JurvetsonDeveloper and operator of a free-market search directory
ParametricParametricDraper Fisher JurvetsonProduct Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions.
SelecticaSelecticaDraper Fisher JurvetsonEnterprise-class solutions for contract management and sales configuration lifecycles
SkypeSkypeDFJ ePlanetPeer-to-peer VolP (voice over Internet protocol) telephony provider
SolarCity SolarCityDraper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Growth FundProvider of solar energy systems
SoundView SoundViewDraper Fisher JurvetsonProvider of investment banking services to issuers.
SpaceXSpaceXDraper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Growth FundLaunch vehicle provider for the space transportation industry
Synthetic GenomicsSynthetic GenomicsDraper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ FrontierRe-engineered Microbes for Energy Applications
Tesla MotorsTesla MotorsDraper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Growth FundHigh performance electric cars
TRADEXTRADEXDraper Fisher JurvetsonB2B enterprise-class e-commerce software applications
Tumbleweed TumbleweedDraper Fisher JurvetsonSecure Internet communication solutions for enterprises and government customers of all sizes
United OnlineUnited OnlineDraper Fisher JurvetsonLeading provider of consumer Internet and media services

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