Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage (DFJ Portage)
Offices: New York, New York
DFJ Portage Ventures is one of the leading
private equity companies bring early-stage
venture capital to high net worth families
and individuals. Since 1979, management
has backed nearly 70 businesses across a
broad array of industries. Leveraging the
DFJ national network, Portage's management
provides a reservoir of knowledge and a
network of contacts to both its portfolio
companies and affiliated network funds.
Offices: San Francisco, California
Draper Richards invests in early-stage companies,
typically in a company's first round of
financing. They will make follow-on investments.
The majority of their portfolio is in information
technology and telecommunications companies.
They believe that information technology-
comprised of software, communications, Internet,
and high value-added electronic components-
is the best place to find large, fast growing
markets in which new companies can thrive.
Draper Triangle Ventures
Offices: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Draper Triangle Ventures is a premier source
of funding for high-technology start-up
companies in the Pennsylvania and Ohio region.
As the Midwest-based fund of Draper Fisher
Jurvetson, the leader in seed and early-stage
venture capital, they offer entrepreneurs
and investors a host of benefits unrivaled
in the industry. In the majority of cases,
Draper Triangle will be the lead investor
for a company's first round of financing.
Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DreamIt was designed to be the startup accelerator
program the partners wish existed when they
started and sold their first companies.
Startups need a community of fellow entrepreneurs
to share ideas and inspiration, technologists
to join their team, mentors and coaches
who have struggled on their way to a big
success, legal and accounting services that
don't cost precious cash, and opportunities
to meet and pitch angel investors and venture
Duchossios Technology Partners (DTEC)
Offices: Elmhurst, Illinois
Duchossois Technology Partners is a leading
Midwest venture capital firm. DTEC is dedicated
to helping entrepreneurs build successful
enterprises and focuses on early-stage investments
in networking, semiconductors, and software.
DTEC invests in companies with experienced
management teams, compelling technology,
and large market opportunities. They partner
with management teams and are actively involved
with their portfolio companies.
Dundee Venture Capital (DVC)
Offices: Omaha, Nebraska
Dundee Venture Capital invests $10,000
– 500,000 in growth companies
with an ecommerce and web services
focus. They invest in companies all over
the country, whether you’re in Boulder,
New York or right here in Omaha. Why
ecommerce? They understand it. DVC has
built these types of businesses. Instead
of investing in a restaurant or bar,
they stick to what we know best. With
all of the challenges and untapped
horizons, ecommerce businesses excite
Offices: Wilmington, Delaware
DuPont Ventures enhances the success of
entrepreneurial companies, while creating
unique growth opportunities for DuPont.
Their portfolio companies benefit because
technology is developed faster, sales are
achieved sooner, and additional investors
are more easily secured. DuPont’s involvement
enhances valuations and accelerates the
time to a liquidity event. They invest up
to $3 million per round.
Offices: Torrance, California
DyanFund Ventures invests in communications
& networking, electronics & photonics, infrastructure
software, and process technology. DynaFund
typically invests in the range of $1,000,000
to $5,000,000 during each financing round,
usually as the lead or co-lead investor.
They also participate in subsequent funding
rounds for their companies. In addition,
they have excellent ties to other venture
capital firms and investors.