Steve Jurvetson

Stephen T.SteveJurvetson (born March 1, 1967) is an American executives and venture capitalist . He is Currently a partner or Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). [1] [2] He was a venture capitalist investor in Hotmail . [3] He’ll be led the firm’s investments in Tradex and Cyras (acquired by Ariba and Ciena, respectively). Current board seats include SpaceX , [4] [5]Synthetic Genomics , Planet Labs , Nervana Systems, Flux, D-Wave , and Tesla Motors . [6] Jurvetson was the world’s first Tesla Model S owner and the second Tesla Model X owner (V 2), volgende Elon Musk . [2] [7]

Early life and education

Jurvetson’s Father Tonu Jurvetson fled Estonia through Germany just before Soviet re-occupation in 1944 . Tonu was married to Another Estonian immigrant, Tiiu Tia Jurvetson. Even though binnen family Estonian language was-used Steve never learned it and his parents-used it as a secret language tussen themselves. [8] Steve Jurvetson was the first non-European to Become an E-resident or Estonia. [9]


Jurvetson graduated from Dallas’s St. Mark’s School of Texas in 1985. At Stanford University , Jurvetson finished his degree in electrical engineering in 2.5 years [3] and graduated No. 1 in his class. Hey dan earned an MS in electrical engineering and an MBA, transformed from Stanford. As a consultant with Bain & Company , Jurvetson developed executive marketing, sales, engineering and business strategies for a wide range of companies in the software, networking, and semiconductor industries. [10] He first joined DFJ after his second year of business school, and became a partner after Proving his talent on verschillende investments. [11]

Jurvetson was named to Forbes ‘ “Midas List” of Tech’s Top Investors in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. [10] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

Deloitte named Jurvetson “Venture Capitalist of the Year” in 2012. [17]

Jurvetson was named to the MIT TR35 in 1999 for “herkennen young entrepreneurs who kan deliverability”, zoals making the first investment in Hotmail . [18]

Jurvetson and DFJ ulcers early financial Backers of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos and continue to be supportive of this controversial enterprise. [19]


  1. Jump up^ Bort, Julie. “Here’s Why Investors Steve Jurvetson Saved Elon Musk’s Space Dreams” . Business Insider.
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b Fehrenbacher, Katie. “Tesla investor Steve Jurvetson drives off in the first Model S” . Gigaom.
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b Deborah Gage; Ann Fernholm; Chronicle Staff Writers (June 6, 2008). “High-tech visionary still looking ahead” . San Francisco Chronicle . Retrieved 2008-06-06 . Venture capitalists look for startups like Hotmail Because synthesis companies are Disruptive – they ‘blow up bestaande markets and create big new money-making opportunities. Fast-forward a decade and Jurvetson is making dramatically différent bets. He’s funding startups in electronics, nanotechnology , clean technology and life sciences dat borrow techniques from biology to obtain more precision control over matter.
  4. Jump up^ “Here’s Why Investors Steve Jurvetson Saved Elon Musk’s Space Dreams” .
  5. Jump up^ DraperTV (28 January 2015). “SpaceX and Why they ‘are Daring to Think Big – Investor Steve Jurvetson” – YouTube.
  6. Jump up^ Lindsey Clark (2012-09-11). “Steve Jurvetson visits the SpaceX Grasshopper” . NEWSPACE Watch . Retrieved 2012-09-11 . (subscription required ( help )) .
  7. Jump up^ Blanco, Sebastian. “First Tesla Model S delivered to board member Steve Jurvetson” .
  8. Jump up^ “Jurvetson-seenior pöördus Eestisse pärast 60 aastat – Arhiiv – Postimees: Värsked uudised Eestist yes välismaalt”.
  9. Jump up^ “Steve Jurvetson, business partner Become first non-Europeans not to receive Estonian e-residency card” .
  10. ^ Jump up to:a b Robinson, Bill. “Tech Cape: Steve Jurvetson … Not Your Garden Variety Venture Capitalist” . Huffington Post.
  11. Jump up^ Snider, David; Chris Howard (2010). Money Makers: Inside the New World of Finance and Business . New York: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 214. ISBN  0230614019 .
  12. Jump up^ “# 69 Steve Jurvetson” . Forbes.
  13. Jump up^ “The Midas List: Tech’s Top Investors 2013” . Forbes . 5 May, 2013.
  14. Jump up^ “Stephen Jurvetson on Forbes Lists # 59 The Midas List (2014)” . Forbes . 29 March, 2015.
  15. Jump up^ “Stephen Jurvetson on Forbes Lists # 97 The Midas List (2016)” . Forbes . 11 March, 2016.
  16. Jump up^ “Seat Of Power: Tesla And SpaceX Investor Steve Jurvetson” . Forbes . 23 March, 2016.
  17. Jump up^ “Deloitte Names Steve Jurvetson or DFJ” Venture Capitalist of the Year ‘ ‘ . BetaNews.
  18. Jump up^ “1999 TR35 Winners: Steve Jurvetson, 32” . MIT Tech Review . 1999.
  19. Jump up^ CAROLINEYLCHEN Caroline Chen. “Early Theranos Investor Stands at Blood Testing Startup” .