More than a generation ago we established our firm's logo as a graphic globe on top of a Greek delta, symbolizing our ambition to help change the world. Looking back at our investments in such companies as Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, Baidu, Unity Software, Skype, Coinbase, Twilio, Anaplan, Athenahealth, Box, Redfin, Planet, Overture, and Yammer, among many others, we can be proud of our contribution to global progress, which is achieved through our partnerships with dazzlingly talented entrepreneurs and our focused dedication to company building.John H. N. Fisher is a co-founder of DFJ. His venture capital industry experience dates to 1985, when he worked at ABS Ventures, focused on enterprise software and services. Prior to ABS Ventures, John worked in technology finance at Alex. Brown & Sons.
John is an ongoing partner on the DFJ Growth team. His investments over time include SolarCity, which went public and was later acquired by Tesla (TSLA); Wit Capital, which went public and later merged with SoundView then Schwab; Selectica, which went public and later became Determine; Software Quality Automation, which went public and was later acquired by Rational (IBM); CafeMedia (acquired by Zelnick); Good Technology (acquired by Blackberry); SafeView (L3); Webline (Cisco); Rightpoint (Epiphany); and Medior (AOL). On behalf of various DFJ funds, John sourced the firm's investments in Baidu (BIDU), Hotmail (acquired by Microsoft), United Online (UNTD), and Combinet (acquired by CSCO).
John graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and also from Harvard Business School. He serves on the board of non-profit Common Sense Media and is a Trustee Emeritus of the California Academy of Sciences.