Why VC Steve Jurvetson has never sold a share of any company he invests in

Those companies include Tesla, Hotmail, SpaceX and many more. As managing director of DFJ, he serves on the boards of Tesla Motors, Synthetic Genomics and SpaceX. His eye for investments has been honed over a long working history in the Valley. Jurvetson’s work history includes R&D engineering at Hewlett-Packard, product marketing at Apple, and he was the founding VC investor at Hotmail. That’s just his CV. Steve also owns the first Tesla Model S. In 2012, Deloitte named him Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist of the Year. And he’s among the brightest and most energetic people you’ll ever hear from. When he sat down with me in San Francisco, we talked about everything from the dark days of Tesla in 2008, to the future of machine learning, to why he’s never sold a share of any company in his portfolio. This is a can’t-miss interview.

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