Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson has a reputation for investing in pioneering companies that create new sectors. Two early bets include Elon Musk-led companies, Tesla (Jurvetson owns its first sedan and second SUV) and SpaceX. Jurvetson holds board seats at both companies. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Planet, a company that has launched the largest constellation of Earth-observation micro-satellites, D-Wave, a quantum computing company which counts Google, NASA and Lockheed-Martin as customers, and Mythic, a provider of a local AI hardware and software platform that turns devices into secure and trusted intelligent assistants. He previously held a board seat at deep learning company Nervana, acquired by Intel in 2016. He completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford in electrical engineering in two-and-a-half-years, and became a name partner at DFJ within six months of joining. Jurvetson maintains a fascination for space and has turned DFJ's office into a museum showcasing his space artifact collection.