Draper Fisher Jurvetson ("DFJ") backs extraordinary entrepreneurs everywhere who set out to change the world
DFJ Mercury is a seed and startup venture capital firm. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, DFJ Mercury invests in compelling and novel information technology and science-based startup opportunities. DFJ Mercury seeks to partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs to build globally competitive businesses, focusing on technology innovation in the U.S. Midcontinent. The DFJ Mercury team has broad experience and relationships with tech-transfer offices and regional technology incubators and appreciates hard science with solid intellectual property. The firm has a particular focus on university spin-outs and incubation, often investing prior to a business plan or management team being formed.
Since inception in 2005, DFJ Mercury has become one of the most active seed funds in the Midcontinent, becoming a “go-to” venture firm for entrepreneurs at the earliest stages of idea generation, company formation, and market execution. DFJ Mercury is a partner in the DFJ Global Network of venture funds.
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (”DFJ”)
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 500 companies across many sectors including 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.
EIV Capital is a private equity firm focused on providing equity capital to the energy industry. EIV Capital looks for investment opportunities in companies with strong management teams and strong growth prospects as well as opportunities created by industry trends. The firm is particularly interested in businesses involved in the production, processing, transportation, storage or trading of commodities such as crude oil or natural gas that have active physical markets as well as liquid financial markets. EIV Capital is also interested in energy infrastructure and/or alternative energy investments. With backgrounds in finance, commodity trading, engineering, operations, accounting, consulting and risk management, EIV Capital’s management team brings a wide range of experience to its investments.
DFJ JAIC is a partnership fund between two Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) based in Silicon Valley and Japan Asia Investment Co. (JAIC) based in Tokyo. An early stage US-Japan cross border venture capital firm with teams in Tokyo and Silicon Valley, DFJ JAIC focuses on Consumer Internet and Enterprise services and the Cleantech sectors in both the US and Japan. DFJ JAIC leverages the vast DFJ and JAIC global networks and our industry relationships in Japan to create a customer development advantage for DFJ JAIC portfolio companies. Over the last decade, DFJ JAIC’s GP team has successfully helped several startups in the US and Japan expand beyond their traditional borders.