Tuesday, March 25, 2014

VC Firm Recognizes Companies with Golden Frisbee Award

The "Ultimate Club" companion trophy at the DFJ headquarters in Menlo Park.
Andreas Stavropoulos, Managing Director at VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, wrote in an email:

"A soaring frisbee disk [sic] seems to defy the laws of gravity. We like that as a metaphor for DFJ-backed companies that create enormous market value. A golden frisbee signifies $1B and platinum one signals $10B of value created. We like the fact that frisbees are a cool, differentiated symbol (versus the boring lucite blocks we all have hidden in our drawers) that companies are proud to display prominently in their offices to inspire their teams. We showcase the Ultimate Club companion trophy in DFJ's office to inspire our new investments to think big and aim high."

All 22 winners in recognition of companiy's "ultimate" investment are:
Parametric, Tumbleweed Communications, Soundview, GoTo.com, Kana, NetZero, Interwoven, Netcentives, Digital Impact, Tradex-Ariba, Selectica, Cyrus-Ciena, Focus Media, Baidu, Skype, EnerNOC, Athenahealth, Tesla Motors, Yammer, Solar City, Tumblr, Twitter.


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