SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Joshua Raffaelli, Associate, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Focus: CleanTech
Start: 03/26/2009 - 8:00am
End: 03/26/2009 - 9:30am
JaiKumar Email: [email protected]
Location: Greenberg Traurig LLP
1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Draper Fisher Jurvetson, www.dfj.com
DFJ's mission is to identify, serve, and provide capital for extraordinary entrepreneurs anywhere who are determined to change the world. Since its founding in 1985, DFJ has been proud to back over 500 companies across many sectors including such industry changing successes such as Hotmail (acquired by MSFT), Baidu (BIDU), Skype (acquired by EBAY), United Online (UNTD), Overture (acquired by YHOO), Athenahealth (ATHN), EnerNOC (ENOC), TicketsNow (acquired by TicketMaster), Feedburner (acquired by Google), Interwoven (IWOV), Four11 (acquired by YHOO), Parametric (PMTC), and Digidesign (acquired by AVID).
At DFJ, we provide more than money. We are actively involved with our portfolio companies, and have the energy, experience, and contacts to help take our companies to the next stage and beyond. Whether as a financial strategist, headhunter, investment banker, and corporate therapist, we provide support and confidence to the team. We believe that entrepreneurs are extraordinary individuals possessing exceptional intelligence, energy, vision and drive, and should have large stakes in their companies that can generate great wealth for those who make the early sacrifices. We bet on the ability of the founding team to develop their business, adapt to inevitable changes in their plans, and to grow with their companies. Successful founders will surround themselves with the best people they can. While we will often help the founders recruit additional executives for their team, we do not invest in any opportunity with the intention of replacing the founders.
Joshua Raffaelli, Associate, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Joshua Raffaelli is an Associate and Kauffman Fellow at Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Joshua's primary areas of interest are in energy and services businesses. Prior to joining Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Joshua was an Analyst at Och-Ziff Capital Management in London where he focused on merger arbitrage and emerging market investments in the logistics and oil and gas markets. Prior to OZ, Joshua was an Analyst at JPMorgan's Technology Investment Banking group in San Francisco where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and debt and equity offerings for media-related consumer products and software clients. Joshua also worked in the Debt Capital Markets group at JPMorgan in New York where he worked on acquisition related transactions in a variety of industries including energy, waste management, telecommunications, semiconductors, and health care services.
Joshua is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University with a BA in Government, and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
WHEN: Thursday, March 26
8 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION: Greenberg Traurig LLP, 1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Members - $25; Affiliates who advertise this event - $39; General Public - $49.
This event is intended for entrepreneurs seeking feedback on their startup ideas and funding strategies. Please do not register if you do not fit this profile.
This event is co-sponsored by Greenberg Traurig LLP, www.gtlaw.com.
Added by svaseinfo on February 9, 2009