DFJ

DFJ

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park

About

DFJ is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1985. The primary office of this VC is located in Menlo Park. This investor is located in North America, United States.

SpaceX, Theranos, Coinbase are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Mobile, Manufacturing. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 123 more areas of investment. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. 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 18 other locations. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Besides DFJ, start-ups are typically funded by Zone Ventures, Stata Venture Partners, Draper Esprit and 319 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with Vulcan Capital, RRE Ventures, Plug and Play, overall with 366 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Zone Ventures, VantagePoint Capital Partners, The Westly Group, out of 356 investors from our database.

The fund was established by John Fisher, Steve Jurvetson, Tim Draper. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 8.

In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 4 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The fund typically enters into 25-48 deals annually. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from DFJ is more than 1 billion dollars. DFJ participates, on average, in 9 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2014. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. This fund was the most active in 2008. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active.

Year Founded

1985

Fund Activity

Operative

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]

92.9% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

13-24

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

40.1% of cases

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

x8.7

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

3.6 years

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

0.65 out of 1

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

16

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

1

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

6

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Zone Ventures, Stata Venture Partners, Draper Esprit

Funds Investing Together

Vulcan Capital, RRE Ventures, Plug and Play

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