VC's Seeking Disruptive Markets

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

In addition to the usual factors that attract a venture capitalist to a startup – passionate entrepreneurs, unique ideas, and a desire to change the world – Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson's Steve Jurvetson points out that many VC's are also seeking truly disruptive technologies. Startups exist and win, says Jurvetson, with true innovation, else, "the big guys just get bigger." Numerous elements affect disruption – competition, distribution channels, etc. – but the best "disruptive dynamos" often come from interdisciplinary and non-linear efforts.