DFJ Growth

DFJ Growth

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park


DFJ Growth was established in 2006, and is a well known VC. This investor is located in North America, United States. The the headquarters of this VC is in Menlo Park.

The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 9 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. DFJ Growth participates, on average, in 2 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. In 2019, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are most common for this fund. When DFJ Growth invests, the average start-up valuation is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars.

This VC was founded by John Fisher, Mark Bailey, Randy Glein. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 10.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 4 or 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 2 other locations. Twitter, SpaceX, Unity Technologies are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Machine Learning, Enterprise Software. In addition, there are 85 more industries where it has achieved success.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 other investors. Besides DFJ Growth, start-ups are typically funded by Spark Capital, SV Angel, CRV and 122 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Sapphire Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Battery Ventures and also 86 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Sapphire Ventures, Spark Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, and 50 VCs in total.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: dfj.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first, last, first last_initial, first last, last first_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

17.1% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.2 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.83 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Spark Capital, SV Angel, CRV

Funds Investing in Following

Sapphire Ventures, Spark Capital, Meritech Capital Partners

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