Steve Jurvetson appears to be starting his own venture capital firm

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Jurvetson is listed as the founder of a soon-to-launch fund called Future Ventures, according to the firm’s website.

Steve Jurvetson, the prominent venture capitalist who left DFJ in a messy split late last year, appears to be starting his own firm, Recode has learned.

Jurvetson is listed as the founder of a soon-to-launch fund called Future Ventures, according to the firm’s website.

“At Future Ventures, we support passionate founders who are forging the future. For the past 23 years, we have backed the visionaries who push the boundaries of possibility and explore the frontier of the unknown,” the website says. “We focus on disruptive technology such as commercial space exploration, deep learning, quantum computing, robotics, AI, blockchain, and sustainable transportation, synthetic biology and clean meat.”

The website refers to the firm’s “founders” as a plural, implying that other investors may be joining Jurvetson at the outpost. The firm has yet to file any paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Future Ventures website Steve Jurvetson bio page.
Screenshot from the firm’s website.

A Jurvetson spokesperson did not immediately respond to requests for comment late Thursday. The website is registered in the name of Jurvetson’s former executive assistant and was updated in late March.

Jurvetson’s apparent reemergence onto the venture capital scene is not surprising — he is responsible for two of DFJ’s massive successes, SpaceX and Tesla — and that means he is likely to find a friendly base of investors, perhaps among several prior DFJ limited partners. His departure came amid internal tension at DFJ after the firm caught him lying about what it considered serious allegations, a source familiar with the situation said at the time.

“I am excited to move on and get back to my professional passion, helping great entrepreneurs forge the future,” Jurvetson said in a Facebook post in November shortly after leaving DFJ.

But it is still a quick rebound. Mike Cagney, the former CEO of SoFi, is also back with a new startup, as Recode first reported, after his company battled allegations of sexual harassment. Travis Kalanick, too, has restarted his life after being forced to leave his job.

Jurvetson, for his part, was accused by women of having several extra-marital affairs that, in the eyes of some, crossed into the professional world. No one has publicly emerged to allege him of sexual harassment. He has denied any misconduct.

Since his departure in November, Jurvetson has kept a low profile, though he has been making several speaking appearances on familiar topics, according to his social media pages.

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Jony Ive talks design, creativity, and Steve Jobs in interview with Naomi Campbell

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In a new interview, Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive talked about how he developed his sense of design, his partnership with Steve Jobs, and even his struggles with work/life balance.
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Today in Apple history: Apple is founded by Steve Jobs, Woz and Ron Wayne

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April 1, 1976: The Apple Computer Company gets its start as founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne set out to sell the $666 Apple-1 computer. Apple will not officially become a corporation until January 3 the following year, by which time Wayne is no longer a part of the business. Apple’s modest beginnings Apple’s […]

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There’s A New Kind of Aurora on Earth, And its Name is Steve

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Steve is a narrow, east-west running ribbon of purple light, sometimes slivered with green.

And it looks nothing like the wispier, wider curtains of other auroras.

Aurora-chasers in southern Canada who first spotted it started calling the mysterious streaks “Steve” after a joke in a 2006 animated film. Between 2015 and 2016, these citizen scientists sent some of their photos to Elizabeth MacDonald, a NASA space physicist, through her playfully-named citizen science platform Aurorasaurus. After looking at over 30 reports, she knew that something different was going on.

Normally, auroras occur when energized particles from the sun interact with the Earth’s magnetic field. But at didn’t explain Steve’s purple streaks. Different physics must be at play, MacDonald concluded.

But scientists didn’t know what made Steve special until July 2017, when, just by chance, one of the European Space Agency’s Swarm satellite set up to study the Earth’s magnetic field, happened to pass right over an area where the mysterious purple streaks were showing up.

Using Swarm data, MacDonald and her colleagues found that Steve appears when solar particles are moved rapidly from east to west by the interaction of both electrical and magnetic fields. This interaction only happens at points around 60 degrees north of the equator. Researchers have known about this flow of hot, fast-moving particles since the 1970s. They’re usually given the (way less fun) name of sub auroral ion drift, or SAID — but scientists never knew that there was any visual phenomena associated them. Luckily, MacDonald’s team decided to keep the more fun name by way of an acronym: Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement (STEVE).

It was only thanks to smartphones and high-quality digital cameras in the hands of passionate citizen scientists that physicists were able to realize what’s been under our noses — or, rather, over our heads — all along.

The post There’s A New Kind of Aurora on Earth, And its Name is Steve appeared first on Futurism.

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Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs gets hitched

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March 18, 1991: Steve Jobs marries 27-year-old Stanford MBA Laurene Powell. The couple’s friends and family attend the wedding, which takes place at Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Steve Jobs and Laurene Powell Jobs met Powell in October 1989, shortly after the NeXT Computer made its debut. He gave a lecture at Stanford Business […]

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs to Publish Memoir of Her Childhood With Steve Jobs and Chrisann Brennan

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Grove Press this week announced that Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the eldest daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, is working on a memoir about her childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary parents. The news was first reported by the Associated Press.

Lisa Brennan-Jobs and Steve Jobs via BHW

In the book, titled Small Fry, Brennan-Jobs recounts how Jobs was “rarely present” in the early years of her life, as he denied paternity. As she grew older, however, Jobs began to show an interest in her and apologized for his behavior.

The memoir’s description notes that Jobs ushered his daughter into a “new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools.” Brennan-Jobs was “thrilled” to receive attention from her father, but he could be “cold, critical and unpredictable” at times, echoing stories about his management style at Apple:

When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be.

Brennan-Jobs, 39, graduated from Harvard University in 2000 and is now a professional writer. Jobs named the Apple Lisa, released one year before the original Macintosh, after her. She has three half-siblings, including Reed Jobs, Erin Jobs, and Eve Jobs, from Jobs’s later marriage to Laurene Powell.

Small Fry is scheduled for release in September, according to the Associated Press and a listing on the HarperCollins Canada website.

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Steve Jobs signed employment application nets over 3x estimated pre-auction value of $50,000

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We reported last month that several rare items signed by Steve Jobs would be going up for auction. Now, the auctions have been completed and one of the most sought after items went for over $ 170,000, three times its estimated value.

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs to publish coming-of-age memoir ‘Small Fry’ about life with father Steve Jobs

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is working on a coming-of-age memoir called "Small Fry" due for release in September, one that will tell the story of her childhood while living with the forward-thinking and complex company founder.
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Steve Jobs job application sells for over $174,000 at auction

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Three items signed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have been sold at auction, the most lucrative being a teenage job application which went for roughly $ 174,757, including the buyer’s premium.
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