Draper Associates, founded in 1985, is a seed-stage venture capital firm.
Draper Associates is a seed stage venture fund in Menlo Park, CA. We invest globally, in great teams of people creating revolutionary companies in new media, gaming, SaaS, cloud, new finance, IOT, and mobile. Our portfolio companies are disrupting markets in the tens of $billions and are on a clear path to later rounds of fundraising. Big companies. Big ideas. We're here to help.
We typically invest in the earliest round, in syndicate with other sophisticated investors. We're comfortable leading in dollars and terms, or participating. We are venture advisers: help where and when asked to get our companies to the next stage of growth, otherwise stay out of the entrepreneurs' way. While each investment is unique, we often help our company's with business development, later stage capital raising, strategy, hiring, employee options, valuations, and M&A.