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Full Name
Stephen T. Jurvetson

March 1, 1967 (age 57) (
Arizona, United States

Founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)

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Stanford Graduate School of Business (1995), Stanford University (1989), St. Mark's School of Texas

Organizations founded
Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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Stephen T. "Steve" Jurvetson (born March 1, 1967) is an American businessman and venture capitalist. He is currently a partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). He was a venture capitalist investor in Hotmail. He also led the firm's investments in Tradex and Cyras (acquired by Ariba and Ciena, respectively). Current board seats include SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, Planet Labs, Nervana Systems (acquired by Intel), Flux, D-Wave, and Tesla. Jurvetson was the world's first Tesla Model S owner, the second Tesla Model X owner (VIN 2, following Elon Musk), and the fifth Tesla Model 3 owner (VIN 5).


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Early life and education

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Jurvetson's father Tõnu Jürvetson fled Estonia through Germany just before Soviet re-occupation in 1944. Tõnu was married to another Estonian immigrant, Tiiu Tia Jurvetson. Even though within family Estonian language was used, Steve never learned it and his parents used it as a secret language between themselves. Steve Jurvetson was the first non-European to become an e-resident of Estonia.


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Jurvetson graduated from Dallas's St. Mark's School of Texas in 1985. At Stanford University, Jurvetson finished his degree in electrical engineering in 2.5 years and graduated No. 1 in his class. He then earned an M.S. in electrical engineering and an M.B.A., also from Stanford. His first job out of Stanford was an R&D engineer at Hewlett-Packard. After two years at HP, he moved on as a product marketer at Apple and then NeXT Software. As a consultant with Bain & Company, Jurvetson developed executive marketing, sales, engineering and business strategies for a wide range of companies in the software, networking, and semiconductor industries. He first joined DFJ after his second year of business school, and became a partner after proving his talent on several investments.

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Jurvetson was named to Forbes' "Midas List" of Tech's Top Investors in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016.

Deloitte named Jurvetson "Venture Capitalist of the Year" in 2012.

Jurvetson was named to the MIT TR35 in 1999 for "recognize young entrepreneurs who can deliver", including making the first investment in Hotmail.

Jurvetson and DFJ were early financial backers of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos and continue to be supportive of this controversial enterprise.


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