Changes at iconic VC firm DFC

Summary: Draper Fisher Jurvetson is one of the oldest Silicon Valley VC firms.

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Peter Delevett at the San Jose Mercury News reports that Tim Draper (above at a 2012 Golden State Warriors basketball game) and John Fisher from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, won’t be leaving the firm, contradicting a Fortune report. DFJ is one of the oldest Silicon Valley VC firms, linked to three generations of VCs.

However, there are changes afoot:

The firm said the co-founders and several others reported to be transitioning out remain managing directors there "and will continue to manage existing portfolio responsibilities."

DFJ did confirm that Tim Draper will not help oversee the firm’s next fund, though he will personally invest in it… Draper, 55, will spend an increasing amount of time on Draper University of Heroes, the San Mateo school for entrepreneurs that he founded earlier this year.

Draper is one of Silicon Valley's more high-profile investors, thanks both to a flair for zany stunts and to his family's roots in the venture industry. His grandfather helped set up one of the first venture capital offices on the West Coast, and dad Bill Draper has financed hundreds of tech companies. 

Venture firm DFJ denies report that co-founders Tim Draper and John Fisher are on the way out

Topics: Tech Industry

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In May 2004, Tom Foremski became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the Financial Times, to make a living as a full-time journalist blogger. He writes the popular news blog Silicon Valley Watcher--reporting on the business of Silicon Valley.Tom arrived in San Francisco in 1984, and has covered US technology markets for leadi... Full Bio

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