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Career Traits for the Aspiring Venture Capitalist - Steve Jurvetson (DFJ)
Date: 10/7/2009
Length: 3 minutes
Speaker(s): Steve Jurvetson
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: In addition to seeking staff diversity and team members with a vast list of personal contacts, Draper Fisher Jurvetson's partner Steve Jurvetson discusses at length the background necessary to break into a VC firm from the ground
up. While most positions fill from personal contacts, many come from business schools and other backgrounds, as well as legal, engineering, and marketing.

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Career Traits for the Aspiring Venture Capitalist - Steve Jurvetson (DFJ)
Steve Jurvetson
10/7/2009
Summary: In addition to seeking staff diversity and team members with a vast list of personal contacts, Draper Fisher Jurvetson's partner Steve Jurvetson discusses at length the background necessary to break into a VC firm from the ground
up. While most positions fill from personal contacts, many come from business schools and other backgrounds, as well as legal, engineering, and marketing. Watch More
Innovation in a Disruptive Environment (Entire Talk) - Steve Jurvetson (DFJ)
Steve Jurvetson
10/7/2009
Summary: Steve Jurvetson, partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, offers perspective on the market opportunities in innovation and technology. Topics discussed include the necessity for utter market disruption, interdisciplinary solutions, and
advice for those interested in working in the venture capital arena. Watch More
Ray Kurzweil's Optimistic Prognosis for Technology - Steve Jurvetson (DFJ)
Steve Jurvetson
10/7/2009
Summary: Steve Jurvetson, the partner and moniker behind VC firm DFJ, discusses in detail Ray Kurzweil's take on Moore's Law, which retroactively looks at the evolution of technology and the economy in terms of the numbers of possible
calculations possible for a thousand dollars for the past hundred years. Of interest to the entrepreneur, Jurvetson points out that of global, social, and economic factors over time, there seems to be no coupling with the evolution of
technology. Despite a poor economy, recessionary concerns, wars and political unrest, cites Jurvetson, technology continues to evolve at a steady and unstoppable pace. Watch More
The Entrepreneur's Recognition of Technology Acceleration - Steve Jurvetson (DFJ)
Steve Jurvetson
10/7/2009
Summary: If we look forward 20 years, we'll see as much change in technology as we've seen in the last 100 years, says DFJ's Steve Jurvetson, quoting Ray Kurzweil. And at any point in the future, this axiom will maintain, indicating that
the speed of technological innovation will forever continue to accelerate. What does this mean for the entrepreneur? We live with perpetual future shock and with a constant need to stay on top of the learning curve. The only ideas worth
following in this sort of climate are those that seem unpredictable, crazy, and passionate. The more people who think your idea is terrible, the higher the likelihood for its success. Watch More
VC's Seeking Disruptive Markets - Steve Jurvetson (DFJ)
Steve Jurvetson
10/7/2009
Summary: In addition to the usual factors that attract a venture capitalist to a startup - passionate entrepreneurs, unique ideas, and a desire to change the world - Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson's Steve Jurvetson points out that many VC's are
also seeking truly disruptive technologies. Startups exist and win, says Jurvetson, with true innovation, else, "the big guys just get bigger." Numerous elements affect disruption - competition, distribution channels, etc. - but the best
"disruptive dynamos" often come from interdisciplinary and non-linear efforts. Watch More

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