Our Firm

Local Presence ... Global Reach

Draper Triangle Ventures is a premier source of funding for high-technology start-up companies in the Pennsylvania and Ohio region.

As the Midwest-based Network Partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the leader in seed and early-stage venture capital, we offer entrepreneurs and investors a host of benefits unrivaled in the industry. Our Managers have significant experience in founding, investing in and growing early stage technology companies. Through the DFJ Network, we have access to the tremendous benefits afforded by the cooperation of 16 Network funds on 4 continents, more than 140 investment professionals in 30 offices, approximately $7 billion under management, unparalleled resources, and the global reach of powerful relationships around the world.

In the majority of cases, Draper Triangle will be the lead investor for a company's first round of financing. We focus on technology businesses with enormous market potential. Our role is to help entrepreneurs achieve their maximum potential through team building, partnership, advice, and support, as well as investments. We see a tremendous need for venture capital investing in the Midwest, where technology is flourishing. By pursuing a people-focused approach to venture capital investing, we will continue to fund entrepreneurs with the energy, vision, experience and desire to build great companies.

Venture Capital with a Regional Focus

We firmly believe that a regional focus and presence is critical to success in seed and early stage investing. Seed and early stage companies are often pre-product, pre-customer and pre-revenue. It is necessary for successful seed and early stage investors to work actively with their portfolio companies in building management teams, defining product and market strategy and assisting in financing and fund raising. To be most effective in this role, it is important for the investor to have a regional presence in order to be near the portfolio company and become actively engaged with the company.