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

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[1] and graduated #1 in his class. He then earned an M.S. in electrical engineering and an M.B.A., also from Stanford.

Jürvetson is a son of ethnic Estonian refugees, who fled the Soviet occupation of Estonia during World War II.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Deborah Gage, Ann Fernholm, Chronicle Staff Writers (June 6 2008). "High-tech visionary still looking ahead". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved on 2008-06-06. "Venture capitalists look for startups like Hotmail because these companies are disruptive - they blow up existing markets and create big new money-making opportunities. Fast-forward a decade and Jurvetson is making dramatically different bets. He's funding startups in electronics, nanotechnology, clean technology and life sciences that borrow techniques from biology to obtain more precise control over matter."

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