Steve Jurvetson

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1967 –


Who is Steve Jurvetson?

Steven T. Jürvetson (born in Arizona, USA, March 1, 1967) is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). He was a Venture Capitalist (VC) investor in Hotmail, Interwoven, and Kana. He also led the firm's investments in Tradex and Cyras (acquired by Ariba and Ciena, respectively).

Current Board seats include NeoPhotonics, SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, Tesla Motors and Wowd.

Jurvetson graduated from Dallas' St. Mark's School of Texas in 1985. At Stanford University, Jurvetson finished his degree in electrical engineering in 2.5 years and graduated #1 in his class. He then earned an M.S. in electrical engineering and an M.B.A., also from Stanford. 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 and worked together with Meg Whitman and Mitt Romney.

Jürvetson is a son of ethnic Estonian refugees, who fled the Soviet occupation of Estonia during World War II. He is a relative of president Konstantin Päts, a president of independent Estonia in 1930-s.

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Mar 1, 1967
Also known as
  • Steve T. Jurvetson
  • Estonian American
  • United States of America
  • Bachelor of Science, Stanford University
    Electrical engineering
    ( - 1989)
  • St. Mark's School
  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
    ( - 1995)
  • Master of Science, Stanford University
    Electrical engineering
    ( - 1989)
  • Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
    (1995 - )
  • Mostek
  • R&D Engineer, Hewlett-Packard
    (1987 - 1989)
  • Product Marketing Manager, Apple Inc.
    (1994 - 1994)
  • Product Marketing Manager, NeXT
    (1994 - 1994)
  • Management Consultant, Bain & Company
    (1990 - 1993)

on July 23, 2013


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