Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot dominates parkour on wheels in new footage

Boston Dynamics’ wheeled Handle robot received much fanfare earlier this month when DFJ partner Steve Jurvetson slipped us an early video from a company Keynote. Today we have more details on Ha

Tesla and Uber have more in common than you might think

Elon Musk’s new master plan catapults Tesla into a new market; car-sharing. While the idea of Tesla car-sharing seems new, it is not the first time the company’s cars, coupled with autono

Zoox raises $200 million at $1 billion valuation for its self-driving cars

TechCrunch has confirmed reports that auto startup Zoox is raising about $200 million at a $1 billion valuation. We’ve also learned that investors Lux Capital and DFJ are involved in the round. The

DFJ Raises $350 Million For Its 12th Early-Stage Fund

Sand Hill Road venture firm DFJ is announcing a new, $350 million fund this morning — the firm’s 12th early-stage vehicle. We chatted with managing director Josh Stein yesterday about the

Lexumo Lands $4.89 Million Seed Round To Help Ensure Open Source Code Security

Lexumo, a Cambridge, Massachusetts cloud service that continuously checks open source code to be sure it has the latest security updates, announced a solid $4.89 million seed round today. The round w

Under Tim Draper, Draper Network Extends Reach, Eyes New Funding Model

Over the years, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the 30-year-old Silicon Valley venture firm, famously created a partner network of independent but DFJ-branded venture firms around the world. It was one of t

DevOps Automation Service Chef Raises $40M Series E Round Led By DFJ Growth

The Seattle-based DevOps and IT automation service Chef today announced that it has raised a $40 million Series E round led by DFJ Growth, DFJ's fund for investing in $10 million+ rounds. One part of

Online Lending Technology Company LendKey Raises $12.5M

LendKey, a cloud-based lending technology company, has raised $12.5 million in Series B funding. Led by Updata Partners and TTV Capital and joined by existing investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Goth

Personalized News Radio App Swell Raises $5.4M

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.swell.am">Swell</a>, the app that brings a Pandora-like experience to news and talk radio content, is announcing that it has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding

Tango Takes $42 Million VC Round To The Bank And Its Mobile Video Calling To The PC

Mobile video calling app <a href="http://www.tango.me/">Tango</a> is taking off, recently<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/07/01/tango-17-million-skype/"> passing 17 million</a> registered use

Cleantech Investor Raj Alturu Moves From DFJ To Silver Lake Kraftwerk

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0001/0989/10989v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2"></img> On Thursday, <a href="http://www.dfj.com/team/RajAtluru.shtml">Raj Atluru</a> announce

Scientific Conservation Raises $15.6 Million To Help Cut Energy Waste In Commercial Buildings

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0010/7942/107942v1-max-250x250.jpg"> Scientific Conservation Inc. (SCI) — a San Francisco company that makes software to diagnose and help

Remote Tech Support Company iYogi Gets A $15 Million Boost From DFJ, Others

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/iyogi-215x24.png" width="215" height="24" /><a href="http://www.iyogi.net">iYogi</a>, a company that provides remote tech support directly to

DFJ-Backed Clixtr Marries Photos With Location, Launches Website

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/Clixtr-Logo-215x124.jpg" width="215" height="124" /> <a href="http://www.clixtr.com/">Clixtr</a>, a startup that first presented itself to a

Shutterfly Buys Tiny Pictures For A Tiny Price

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/Tiny-215x128.jpg" width="215" height="128" /> After raising a total of <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/tiny-pictures">$11.2 millio

The Top 100 Networked Venture Capitalists

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/jurvetosn-friendship-wheel-196x200.jpg" width="196" height="200" /> Do venture investors with the biggest and best networks end up producing

Glam Snaps Up AdaptiveAds

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/glamads.jpg" /> Glam Media has acquired <a href="http://adaptiveads.com/">AdaptiveAds</a>, a startup based in Mumbai, India that serv

Aniboom Believed to Raise $10 Million from DFJ

Update 6/27/08: The round is now confirmed. Additional investors include DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures and Evergreen Venture Partners Israeli-based animation site aniBoom is about to announce a $10 milli

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Enters Brazilian Market

Venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson has announced its entry into the Brazilian startup and investment market, joining with early stage Brazil focused venture capital firm FIR Capital Partners