Draper Athena

Draper Athena

Venture Partner - USA

Warren Packard

Warren Packard is a venture partner at Draper Athena and the founder/CEO of Thuuz, a consumer platform for real-time sports discovery, tune-in, and sharing.

Warren is also a venture partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). He joined DFJ in 1997 and leads the firm’s investments in BinOptics, Hola!, Primet Precision Materials, and YeePay. He also previously led DFJ’s investments in Feedburner, Hypernex, Microfabrica, Primet Precision Materials, Chilisoft (acquired by SUNW), Digital Impact (NASDAQ: DIGI, then acquired by ACXM), Direct Hit (acquired by IACI/ASKJ), Enviz (acquired by KEYN), Fogdog Sports (NASDAQ: FOGD, then acquired by GSIC), NetMind (acquired by NOK/PUMA), and Xfire (acquired by VIA).

Prior to venture capital, Warren co-founded Angara Database Systems, a main-memory relational database company, which was acquired by Personify. Prior to Angara, he was an associate at Institutional Venture Partners (“IVP”), where he invested in early-stage technology companies. Before IVP, Warren was a senior principal engineer in the new business and advanced product development group at Baxter International. In this position, he led professionals from product development, marketing, and manufacturing in the design and manufacture of next-generation kidney dialysis machines. During his tenure at Baxter, Warren received a number of domestic and international patents for his engineering work, including designs of silicon-based micro-electromechanical systems.

Warren is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, where he earned BS and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.