Global venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson has appointed Silicon Valley veteran Heidi Roizen as a venture partner. Roizen will work closely with DFJ’s portfolio companies providing strategic advice and will help identify new investment opportunities.
Global venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) announced today that Silicon Valley veteran Heidi Roizen has joined the firm as a venture partner. Ms. Roizen will work closely with DFJ’s portfolio companies providing strategic advice and will help identify new investment opportunities.
“Heidi brings an extraordinary network of contacts and great experience as both a venture capitalist and entrepreneur,” said Andreas Stavropoulos, managing director of DFJ. “We are excited to have her on the team.”
Ms. Roizen has spent her career in the Silicon Valley ecosystem. She co-founded and was CEO of T/Maker Company (acquired by Deluxe Corporation), was Vice President of World Wide Developer Relations for Apple Computer, and a Managing Director of Mobius Venture Capital, where she served on the boards of over twenty private and public companies. She also served on the board of Great Plains Software (was NASDAQ:GPSI) from 1997 until its acquisition by Microsoft in 2001 and is currently on the board of TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO – News) and Prysm. Ms. Roizen has an MBA and bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and now serves on the Stanford faculty teaching entrepreneurship.
“Not only have I known many of the DFJ team members throughout my career, my software company was funded by DFJ, so I’m very pleased to join this unique team,” said Heidi Roizen. “DFJ has delivered on its vision of attracting and funding innovative entrepreneurs all around the world, and I look forward to bringing my experience and strategic guidance to the next generation of global leaders.”
About Draper Fisher Jurvetson
DFJ backs extraordinary entrepreneurs everywhere who set out to change the world. DFJ achieves its mission through its core team members as well as through the DFJ Global Network of Partner Funds with operations in the US, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Russia, Europe, Israel and Brazil. Together, DFJ and the Network manage over $7B and have invested in more than 600 companies. Over the past 27 years, DFJ and its partners have pioneered the way in emerging technology markets including the Internet, mobile communications, clean energy and health care. DFJ has been proud to back industry changing successes including Baidu, Skype, Overture, Hotmail, Parametric Technologies, Focus Media, AdMob, Mobile365, EnerNOC, Tesla, SolarCity, BrightSource Energy, Athenahealth, Epocrates, SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, Box, and many other emerging winners.