Steve Jurvetson on 'Building a VC Fund to Change the World'
With our next VC Lab Cohort starting shortly (applications are due Monday, February 15th), we were honored to host Steve Jurvetson, Co-Founder of Future Ventures, on our latest online event.
It goes without saying, but Steve has been supporting transformative businesses for decades as an early investor SpaceX, Tesla, Planet, and Memphis Meats; and as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (appointed by President Barack Obama).
Watch the full video below of the chat between Steve and Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi, to learn the tech, trends, and strategies behind one of the world's foremost venture capital minds:
About the Guest:
Steve Jurvetson is a Co-Founder of Future Ventures, and an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive technology and new industry formation. Steve was the early VC investor in SpaceX, Tesla, Planet, Memphis Meats, Hotmail, D-Wave, Boring, Zoox and the deep learning companies Mythic and Nervana. He also led founding investments in five companies that went public in successful IPOs and several others that became billion-dollar acquisitions.
Before co-founding Future Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Steve was an R&D Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, where seven of his chip designs were fabricated. He also worked in product marketing at Apple and NeXT and management consulting with Bain & Company. He completed his undergraduate Electrical Engineering degree at Stanford in 2.5 years, graduating #1 in his class, and went on to earn a MSEE and MBA from Stanford.
In 2017, Steve received the Visionary Award from SV Forum. In 2016, President Barack Obama appointed Steve as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. Steve has also been honored as one of "Tech's Best Venture Investors" by Forbes, and as the “Venture Capitalist of the Year” by Deloitte.
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