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DFJ Restructures Firm Partner Network

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http://techcrunch.com – Back in 1990, then relatively young venture firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson started thinking about how to expand the firm’s presence outside of Silicon Valley and share ideas and diligence with other VCs in the industry. DFJ created a partner network of independent VC firms across the globe that adopted DFJ branding. It was the closest thing to VC franchising at the time. The first firm who joined was DFJ Polaris, who was based in Alaska. This network was an early version of the agency model that many VCs have adopted in the past few years as the affiliate VCs and DFJ combined created an ex (IT news)