Draper Athena

Global Venture Capital

Global Venture Capital

Draper Athena is a venture capital firm that invests in leading technology startups and exceptional founders around the world. Our expertise is in Big Data, Mobile, Energy Tech, SaaS, Semiconductors, Robotics, FinTech, Machine Learning, and Security.  The principals bring a broad array of technical, financial, and operational experience to making each investment decision and supporting each portfolio company. As a member of the Draper Venture Network, we offer world-class business development and market intelligence capabilities.

Athena Technology Ventures was founded in 1997 as an early-stage venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Recognizing an increasing importance of Korean technologies to the global economy, the team launched DFJ Athena together with Draper Fisher Jurvetson in 2007, focusing on cross-border investments between Korea and the global markets. In 2015, the team further expanded its investment scope to include Greater China and re-named itself to Draper Athena. The firm is focused on investing in cross-border opportunities across the U.S., Korea and China that bring significant advantages over others.



Brought on by the convergence of multiple technological and social trends, the world is going through massive changes. The pervasiveness of silicon technologies, the penetration of Internet and smartphones, the growth of communications bandwidth, and the advent of energy tech have engendered the need for new products and services. At Draper Athena, we invest in companies with core technologies that serve this need – companies innovating the components and systems for next-generation infrastructure, the software and services for new communications and social network platforms, and the energy technologies that solve the world’s energy and environmental problems.


Draper Athena is a member of Draper Venture Network. The Draper Venture Network is a global network of venture funds that bring together leading investors and entrepreneurs from broad sectors and geographies under one umbrella in order to share knowledge and opportunities. The Network currently has over 30 offices globally, manages $1.6 billion in AUM and has 450+ portfolio companies. This is the largest VC network in the world with unmatched access to deals, insights to leading trends, and scale of GP network.




The team that oversees Draper Athena has diverse and complementary backgrounds and skills, with extensive management, technical, financial, and investing experience.



To learn more about Draper Athena, contact us at info@draperathena.com


  • Draper Athena Korea
  • 7th Floor #712 Seocho-gu Heolleung-no 7
    Seoul 137-749
    South Korea
  • +82 (2) 554 3131
  • +82 (2) 553 2201 (fax)
  • Draper athena hong kong
  • Suite B, 16F, W Square
    324 Hennessy road
    Hong Kong
  • Draper Athena Silicon Valley
  • 55 East Third Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94401
  • Draper Athena CHINA
  • 中国安徽省合肥市政务新区潜山路100号琥珀五环国际
    RM504, 5/F, Block A, Sports International, No.100, Qianshan Road, Governmental&Cultural New District, Hefei, Anhui Province, China. 230000