Heidi Roizen

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Venture Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Heidi Roizen has spent her life immersed in the Silicon Valley ecosystem – as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, and educator.

After receiving her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford, Heidi co-founded T/Maker Company (an early personal computer software company) in 1983, where she served as CEO through its acquisition by Deluxe Corporation in 1994. In 1996, Heidi joined Apple as VP of Worldwide Developer Relations. Heidi then entered the venture capital world, serving as Managing Director for Mobius Venture Capital from 1999 to 2007.

Today, Heidi is a Venture Partner at leading global venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. She is also a Fenwick and West Entrepreneurship Educator in the Department of Engineering at Stanford University, where she teaches Spirit of Entrepreneurship.