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Phone(650) 233-9000
DescriptionDFJ Network Venture Capital Firm



Menlo Park, USA
2882 Sand Hill Road
Suite 150
Menlo Park, CA, 94025




Draper Associates

Draper Associates is a seed stage venture fund in Menlo Park, CA. We invest globally, in great teams of people creating revolutionary companies in new media, gaming, SaaS, cloud, new finance, IOT, and mobile. Our portfolio companies are disrupting markets in the tens of $billions and are on a clear path to later rounds of fundraising. Big companies. Big ideas. We’re here to help.

We typically invest in the earliest round, in syndicate with other sophisticated investors. We’re comfortable leading in dollars and terms, or participating. We are venture advisers: help where and when asked to get our companies to the next stage of growth, otherwise stay out of the entrepreneurs’ way. While each investment is unique, we often help our company’s with business development, later stage capital raising, strategy, hiring, employee options, valuations, and M&A.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Vires Aeronautics 2/2014Series A$1M5
AuditFile 2/2014Venture Round$3M25
Entangled Media 8/2013Seed$3.54M8
Meldium 7/2013Seed$1M4
Ranker 6/2013Venture Round$2M9
Inventables 6/2013Series B$3M5
Aviate 5/2013Venture Round$1.8M6
Nitrous.IO 4/2013Seed$1M8
Stik 3/2013Series A$2.3M4
MomentFeed 2/2013Seed$1.8M6
Ribbon 2/2013Seed$1.63M6
CapRally 10/2012Seed1
PivotDesk 9/2012Series A$3M5
TrackVia 9/2012Series B$7.1M6
Twitch 9/2012Series B$15M3
Aerospike 8/2012Series B3 7/2012Series A$2.2M5
Livingly Media 5/2012Series B$8.9M6
Mogreet 4/2012Venture Round$4.1M5
Cloudbot 10/2011Venture Round$1.22M5
Tripping 7/2011Seed$1M4
UsTrendy 5/2011Venture Round$1M1
Giftiki 4/2011Series A$1M5
Enders Fund 1/2011Seed3
Stik 11/2010Seed$500k1
Searchandise Commerce 4/2010Venture Round$7M7
RentJuice 3/2010Debt$555k2
EcoSMART Technologies 6/2008Venture Round$5M6
LucidPort Technology 10/2006Series B$2.5M2



  1. Vires Aeronautics Raises $1M in Series AA Financing ( [edit]
  2. SEC ( [edit]
  3. Younity App Maker Entangled Media Gets $3.5M From Crosslink, Lowercase Capital, And Others ( [edit]
  4. Meldium Seeded With $1M for Managing Cloud Apps ( [edit]
  5. Ranker, ‘The World’s Ranking Platform’, Raises $2M From Lowercase And Others ( [edit]
  6. As Hardware Startups Take Off, Materials And Technology Marketplace Inventables Raises $3M ( [edit]
  7. Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz & Others Put $1.8M Into Aviate, An Intelligent Homescreen For Android ( [edit]
  8. Action.IO Becomes Nitrous.IO, Raises $1M For Its Development Tools ( [edit]
  9. Social Recommendations Startup Stik Relaunches, Raises $2.3M From Detroit Venture Partners And North Coast Technology Investors ( [edit]
  10. MomentFeed gets $1.8M more, is quietly powering the local efforts of some major brands ( [edit]
  11. Ribbon Raises $1.6M From Tim Draper & Others, Launches New Way To Take Payments Directly In The Facebook News Feed ( [edit]
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  13. The Next Web ( [edit]
  14. TrackVia Raises $7.1 Million Series B To Democratize App Development ( [edit]
  15. With More Than 20M Gamers Tuning In, Twitch Raises $15M From Bessemer Venture Partners ( [edit]
  16. Aerospike Closes Series B Funding ( [edit]
  17. Raises $2.2 Million More To Rebuild Its Video Discovery Platform From The Ground Up ( [edit]
  18. Zimbio Raises $8.9 Million in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  19. Mogreet Raises Additional $4.1 Million in Strategic Investor Capital ( [edit]
  20. Cloudbot Closes Funding Led by Lightbank ( [edit]
  21. When A Couchsurfing Startup Gets A Million In Funding ( [edit]
  22. Fashion-focused UsTrendy hits on $1M VC financing ( [edit]
  23. Giftiki Raises $1M From Tim Draper, Others, To Help You Get Better Gifts ( [edit]
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  25. Stik Leverages Facebook To Help You Find Lawyers, Realtors And More ( [edit]
  26. Searchandise Commerce Raises $7 Million From Madrona Venture Group And Others ( [edit]
  27. SEC D ( [edit]
  28. EcoSmart Technologies raises $5M for natural pesticides ( [edit]
  29. LucidPort Technology, a fabless chip co., raises $2.5 million ( [edit]
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