Steve is Managing Director & Founder of Future Ventures. Formerly a partner of the firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, he was an early investor in Hotmail, Memphis Meats, Mythic and Nervana Systems. He is currently a board member of SpaceX and Tesla, among others. He was the founding VC investor in Hotmail, NeoPhotonics, Interwoven, and Kana, and led DFJ’s investments in various other companies acquired for $12B. Prior to DFJ, Steve was an R&D Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, a consultant at Bain, and worked in product marketing at Apple and NeXT. At Stanford University, he finished his BSEE in 2.5 years and graduated #1 in his class, before earning MSEE and MBA degrees.