Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Making the American CenturyEssays on the Political Culture of Twentieth Century America$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Bruce J. Schulman

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199845392

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845392.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 June 2018

The First Venture Capital Firm in Silicon Valley

The First Venture Capital Firm in Silicon Valley

Draper, Gaither & Anderson

(p.155) 9 The First Venture Capital Firm in Silicon Valley
Making the American Century

Leslie Berlin

Oxford University Press

Several essential elements of today’s multi-trillion-dollar global venture capital industry can be traced to a small, almost entirely unknown firm called Draper, Gaither & Anderson, launched in August, 1959, in Palo Alto, California. In existence for only seven years, the firm left a substantial legacy, establishing practices that would become industry standards and launching the careers of several young men who would go on to play key roles in the venture capital industry. Draper, Gaither & Anderson also offers a new perspective that ties Silicon Valley more closely to established East Coast institutions than is often recognized. The venture capital company’s founders were not young men tinkering in garages, but elites who brought East Coast funding and business practices, as well as strong military ties, into the service of western entrepreneurs.

Keywords:   Draper Gather & Anderson, Silicon Valley, venture capital, military-industrial complex

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .