Steve Jurvetson is 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. He currently serves on the boards of SpaceX, Tesla and D-Wave (quantum computers). Steve was the founding VC investor in four public companies and a diverse array of rapidly growing companies like Planet, Memphis Meats, Hotmail, and the deep learning companies Mythic and Nervana. He also led DFJ's investments in companies that were acquired for $12 billion in aggregate.
Before co-founding DFJ, 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 announced Steve's appointment as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. Steve has also been honored one of "Tech's Best Venture Investors" by Forbes, and as the “Venture Capitalist of the Year” by Deloitte.