DFJ Growth
Analytics Business Intelligence Computer Vision Enterprise Face Recognition

Business Overview

In 2005, seeing opportunity where others saw challenges, John Fisher brought together Mark Bailey, Randy Glein, and Barry Schuler to explore new approaches. They reasoned young tech companies could scale more efficiently if they stayed private longer, avoiding the short term motivations and scrutiny of the public markets. They believed more scale would be required to reach an IPO, thus creating a gap between the strategies of early-stage venture capital and the public markets. This situation presented a perfect opportunity to put capital and operational expertise to work. DFJ Growth was conceived to fill this emerging funding gap. Within a decade, the venture growth category exploded in size and significance, and DFJ Growth emerged as a leading growth investor and prominent backer of many disruptive leaders including Coinbase, SpaceX, Tesla, Twitter, and Unity.

DFJ Growth is based in Silicon Valley, the home of a powerful ecosystem that has spawned so many visionary entrepreneurs, game-changing innovations, and iconic tech companies. Silicon Valley has an ethos that supports taking big risks, accepting failure as a learning experience, and seeking disruptive innovation as a path toward betterment. It is a state of mind, but it is in no way exclusive to the San Francisco Bay region.

Founded
2005
Investor type
Venture Capital
Business model preference
B2B, B2C, B2G
Series preference
Series F
Cheque size
Min: $10M
Offering preference
Software
AI type preference
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Deep Learning
Sectors
Analytics Business Intelligence Computer Vision Enterprise Face Recognition Image Technologies Video Video Recognition

Team

DFJ Growth
Barry Schuler
Partner
DFJ Growth
John H. N. Fisher
Partner

Investment Portfolio

Startup

Operating Status

Offering Type

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

Anyvision
Active
Software
B2B, B2G
$119 M
21
SiSense
Merged
Software
B2B, B2C
$283 M

Investment Rounds History

Startup

Date Announced

Funding Round

Amount Raised

Investors

September 2020
Series B
$43 M
View All Investors (4 Total)
January 2020
Series F
$100 M
View All Investors (6 Total)
June 2019
Series A+
$31 M
View All Investors (3 Total)

Funds Raised

Date Announced

Fund Number

Amount Raised

May 2020
-
$700M
April 2017
-
$535M
June 2016
-
$500M

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