We are proud to have as part of the Draper University Ecosystem access to Draper Associates & Draper Venture Network. These top tier funds provide important access into the investor mindset & latest trends in the investment community.
About Draper Associates
Draper Associates, founded in 1985, is a seed‐stage venture capital firm that encourages entrepreneurs to drive their businesses to greatness, to transform industries with new technologies, and to build platforms for extraordinary growth, jobs, and wealth creation. Through its premiere global network, its founder's high profile and its tight relationship with DFJ, the DFJ Network, Draper University of Heroes, and the Boost Accelerator, Draper Associates has developed a top tier reputation for both supporting entrepreneurs and for delivering extraordinary returns to investors.
About Draper Venture Network
From a collection of small US funds in the 1990s, the Network has expanded internationally with member funds today operating in 30 cities across 4 continents. More than 600 portfolio companies have been funded by Network funds and there have been over 200 successful outcomes with more to come. Most importantly, members have formed valuable relationships, not only with our core team in Silicon Valley but also with one another. In our ever‐globalized industry, this has proven to be of tremendous benefit to the funds and their portfolio companies. DVN continues to recruit top‐tier VC funds and empower them by providing access, insight and scale.
DVN has launced a new micro Network (“DVN Beta”) for seed and first‐time VCs. It runs alongside the main Network and serve as a source of early‐ stage deal flow for our funds as well as a testing ground for potential future members.
The Draper Venture Network and DVN Beta is part of an ecosystem that includes Draper University and its graduates worldwide, Boost accelerator and the startups at HeroCity, plus executive education and VCx for LPs and aspiring VCs. The power of this ecosystem, coupled with 60 years of VC know‐how from the Draper family legacy, ensures that our entity moves forward successfully and continues to charter a path for collaboration in venture capital.