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 infrastructure, security, 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 simply participating. We view our role as stewards: help where and when asked to get our companies to the next round of growth capital, and otherwise stay out of the entrepreneurs' way. While each investment is unique, we often help our company's with their business development, later stage capital raising, strategy, hiring, employee options, valuations, and M&A needs.