| 11.14.18 |
DFJ welcomes new talent partner Jen Kodner
Jen Kodner will work closely with DFJ portfolio companies to support their initiatives to identify, attract, and retain world-class talent in their organizations.
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| 11.12.18 |
athenahealth to be acquired for $5.7 billion
Congratulations to athenahealth (ATHN) on its $5.7 billion acquisition. DFJ was an early backer of the cloud-based practice management and electronic health record systems company.
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| 10.26.18 |
Johnna Lesch Joins DFJ as CFO
DFJ is thrilled to announce that Johnna Lesch has joined our team as our new CFO. Johnna will be taking over from Mark Greenstein, who will be retiring next year after having led DFJ’s finance and administrative functions since 1999.
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| 10.25.18 |
Backing the AI Revolution
DFJ Growth is pleased and excited to announce our investment in DataRobot, an emerging leader in automated machine learning for predictive modeling. This investment is part of our ongoing investment thesis in artificial intelligence (AI) and our growing portfolio of AI-powered companies.
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| 10.24.18 |
Yellowbrick — Disrupting Data Analytics in a Flash
DFJ Growth co-leads Yellowbrick $48 million Series B financing round.
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| 10.17.18 |
Anaplan IPO
Enterprise planning software company Anaplan is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange until the ticker PLAN. Analplan CEO Frank Calderoni talks about the IPO
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| 9.17.18 |
DFJ Founder Stories
DFJ portfolio company founders discuss their experiences, what they learned building companies, and give advice to other entrepreneurs.
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| 9.6.18 |
Silicon Valley biotech stars
DFJ's Mo Islam named to Business Insider's list of Silicon Valley biotech stars who are backing startups aiming to cure disease, prolong life, and fix the food system.
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| 8.3.18 |
More Rare than a Unicorn
A “new hires” slide that’s all women! At MemphisMeats, 53% of the team are women, as is 40% of the leadership. DFJ's Heidi Roizen explains how they did it.
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| 7.17.18 |
Zoox: A Self-Driving Car Looks Like This
Zoox is on the verge of transforming the entire transportation industry by creating self-driving robots. Instead of retro-fitting existing cars with fancy sensors and smart software, Zoox is making autonomous vehicles from the ground up.
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| 7.16.18 |
DFJ backs AI-powered neuroscience startup
“We were compelled by the high-caliber and multidisciplinary team at Verge Genomics and their vision to leverage the convergence of technological and neurobiological advances to discover new therapies for complex diseases." - DFJ's Emily Melton
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| 6.28.18 |
Mo Islam Promoted to Principal
We are thrilled to announce Mohammad Islam’s well-deserved promotion to principal. It is in recognition of his tremendous effort and contributions to DFJ over the past three-plus years, and it reflects the great promise we see in him for the future.
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| 6.20.18 |
DFJ Invests in Ooda Health
"There's so much opportunity through economies of scale and efficiencies to fix health care, which I see as a social and moral imperative," DFJ's Emily Melton on Ooda Health investment.
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| 6.20.18 |
Immuta — The Brave New World of AI and Data Science
DFJ Growth led a $20 million Series B round in Immuta, an emerging disruptive leader providing data management for data science offering a new way for companies to apply policies, regulation, and controls to ensure appropriate data governance and compliance.
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| 5.21.18 |
Outreach raises $65 million
Customer engagement platform Outreach raised $65 million in a Series D
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| 5.14.18 |
What's the Beef?
It’s no longer “where’s the beef,” it’s “what’s the beef’”— and what happens next could have a chilling effect on the innovation desperately needed to dramatically improve how meat is produced. The US Cattlemen’s Association has a beef with Memphis Meats. By Heidi Roizen, DFJ Partner
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| 5.9.18 |
The Wild Ride of Zoox
Inside the robo-taxi startup's bold bid to beat Waymo, Uber, and GM
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| 4.12.18 |
A Ring to Rule Them All
Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for Ring, as they have now been officially acquired by Amazon. Congratulations to Jamie Siminoff and the entire team at Ring! We are honored that you invited DFJ Growth along for the first leg of your epic journey.
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| 4.3.18 |
DFJ's Randy Glein on Forbes Midas List
DFJ Partner Randy Glein has been named to this year's Forbes Midas List, due in part to Ring's $1 billion acquisition by Amazon.
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| 4.3.18 |
DFJ's Emily Melton on The Road Forward
"I want to see my female colleagues win and be successful, because I think that helps us all." DFJ's Emily Melton on how she and other women are "changing the VC industry from the inside out." Exclusive story in Forbes.
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| 4.2.18 |
Heidi Roizen Named 2018 Financial Woman of the Year
DFJ Partner Heidi Roizen has been named the 2018 Financial Woman of the Year by Financial Women of San Francisco.
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| 4.2.18 |
Chris Kelley Joins DFJ
Chris Kelley has joined DFJ’s Venture investing team as principal and will focus on investments in disruptive technologies and data platforms.
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| 3.20.18 |
Mythic: Enabling Intelligence at the Edge
DFJ doubles down on Mythic as the AI chip maker closes its $40 million Series B round.
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| 3.1.18 |
DFJ Growth leads $200M Series B in Helix
“The genomics revolution has begun, and Helix is democratizing access to DNA allowing people to take an active role in managing their health and well-being,” DFJ's Barry Schuler on $200M Series B in Helix
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| 1.25.18 |
Divvy Homes: Paving a new path to homeownership
DFJ invested Divvy Homes, a company that makes homeownership accessible to everyone.
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| 1.24.18 |
Front
DFJ has co–invested alongside Sequoia Capital in a $66 million Series B financing in Front, the shared inbox for teams.
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| 12.14.17 |
The Sounds of Music
Randy Glein and Jocelyn Kinsey give a behind-the-scenes look at DFJ Growth's investment in digital music marketplace Splice.
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