Steve Jurvetson

Venture Capitalist & Space Futurist

Steve Jurvetson is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive technology and new industry formation. Jurvetson was an early investor in SpaceX, Tesla, Planet Labs, Hotmail, and the deep learning companies Mythic and Nervana. He currently serves on the boards of Tesla, SpaceX and D-Wave (a quantum computing company). Before co-founding Future Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Jurvetson was an R&D Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, where seven of his chip designs were fabricated. He also worked in product marketing at Apple and NeXT as well as management consulting with Bain & Company. He completed his undergraduate electrical engineering degree at Stanford and went on to earn an MSEE and MBA from Stanford.