Special Presentation

  • University Center
  • McConomy Auditorium
  • Tim Draper
  • Founding Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Where the dot.com economy is headed, new and evolving sectors in the high-tech industry and the challenges that entrepreneurs and ventur capitalists must over to be successful.

Tim Draper is the founder and a managing director of the Silicon Valleybased venture capital firm, Draper Fisher Jurvetson. DFJ is the leader instart-up venture capital, having invested in over 150 high-tech companies.Their current $750 M fund is their seventh and was raised in 19 days. Eachof their funds have historically achieved IRRs of over 100%. Some of DFJ'sprevious portfolio companies include Kana, Hotmail, Goto, NetZero,DirectHit, and Interwoven. In addition, Tim Draper has led the charge tocreate the Draper Network, an alliance of top venture firms across thecountry. Draper Triangle Ventures reached out to DFJ and partnered with them to become their Pittsburgh based affiliate.
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Catherine Copetas, copetas@cs.cmu.edu