Taking long odds on extraordinary outcomes

Draper Associates is a global venture capital firm for industry transforming companies

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At Draper Associates, we believe in the transformative and generative power of technology.

We are optimists and futurists who take long odds on extraordinary outcomes.

We love entrepreneurs, we back them at the earliest stages, and we support them for the long haul.

If you are building the future, we'd love to hear from you.

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Our History

Draper Associates was founded in 1985 by Tim Draper, founder of the famed Silicon Valley venture capital firm known as Draper Fisher Jurvetson (“DFJ”).

Draper Associates functioned as Tim’s personal investment vehicle until 2015 when he opened the firm to outside Limited Partners for the first time with the launch of Draper Associates V.

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Latest News

Carta
Draper Associates
TechCrunch
August 13, 2021
Carta says it just used its own product to establish a new - and far higher - valuation for itself
Robinhood (HOOD)
Draper Associates
TechCrunch
August 10, 2021
Robinhood buys Say Technologies for $140M to improve shareholder-company relations
Coinbase (COIN)
Draper Associates
Yahoo! Finance
August 10, 2021
Coinbase Q2 results handily exceed estimates as trading volume, users surge
Lemon Cash
Draper Associates
Yahoo! Finance
July 26, 2021
Argentinian Crypto Exchange Lemon Cash Raises $16M to Expand in Latin America
Neurala
Draper Associates
The Robot Report
June 24, 2021
Neurala raises $12M to scale for AI for manufacturing
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