Our Approach

We believe in the power of networks

We take a co-investment approach to help startups bridge the “post-angel and pre-venture” gap, which was a challenging phase we experienced ourselves when we were founders. We will usually start with a $100K-$750K check and can follow on until $1M to $1.25M. In certain random opportunistic circumstances, we can also invest up to $5M per company by supplementing our investments with our internal sidecar funds.  We’ve done these with a few of our existing portfolio companies.  Our sidecar funds give us the flexibility to grow our existing stakes in rapidly growing portfolio companies and at the same time give us the luxury of investing in other non-traditional early stage opportunities.

We will lead rounds when we feel we are in the best position to do so and like to bring in co-investors who can add value. We are also just as comfortable to take a backseat, join a syndicate and help out whenever we are asked. The combination of portfolio building and co-investment has enabled us to invest in over 225+ companies and co-invest with over 120 early stage investors. These form a powerful network, which supports pattern recognition, diligence, co-investment, customer acquisition and corporate development.

We’ve taken this commitment to next level by joining the Draper Venture Network. With 10 funds across 4 continents, we are now able to provide our portfolio with unparalleled access, insight and scale.

 

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The Draper Venture Network is a robust venture collective bringing together experienced investors and innovative entrepreneurs from around the globe to share strategies, source opportunities, and create greater value.

Started in 1990, The Draper Venture Network has since grown into a self-governed organization of independent venture funds on four continents who cooperate on investment diligence, marketing intelligence, corporate relationships and co-investments. All member funds are independent and raise their own capital and manage their own investment decisions.

We believe in the power of networks

We take a co-investment approach to help startups bridge the “post-angel and pre-venture” gap, which was a challenging phase we experienced ourselves when we were founders. We will usually start with a $100K-$750K check and can follow on until $1M to $1.25M. In certain random opportunistic circumstances, we can also invest up to $5M per company by supplementing our investments with our internal sidecar funds.  We’ve done these with a few of our existing portfolio companies.  Our sidecar funds give us the flexibility to grow our existing stakes in rapidly growing portfolio companies and at the same time give us the luxury of investing in other non-traditional early stage opportunities.

We will lead rounds when we feel we are in the best position to do so and like to bring in co-investors who can add value. We are also just as comfortable to take a backseat, join a syndicate and help out whenever we are asked. The combination of portfolio building and co-investment has enabled us to invest in over 225+ companies and co-invest with over 120 early stage investors. These form a powerful network, which supports pattern recognition, diligence, co-investment, customer acquisition and corporate development.

We’ve taken this commitment to next level by joining the Draper Venture Network. With 10 funds across 4 continents, we are now able to provide our portfolio with unparalleled access, insight and scale.

 

DVN Map

The Draper Venture Network is a robust venture collective bringing together experienced investors and innovative entrepreneurs from around the globe to share strategies, source opportunities, and create greater value.

Started in 1990, The Draper Venture Network has since grown into a self-governed organization of independent venture funds on four continents who cooperate on investment diligence, marketing intelligence, corporate relationships and co-investments. All member funds are independent and raise their own capital and manage their own investment decisions.