Steve Jurvetson Launches Firm on Future.Ventures

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Steve Jurvetson is a well-known venture capitalist and was a co-founder of the VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). Apparently, Jurvetson left DFJ last year, and Recode is reporting that he is starting a new firm called Future Ventures. Interestingly, the company is using the new gTLD domain name, Future.Ventures for its website.

The Future Ventures brand name sounded familiar to me because the exact match .com domain name, FutureVentures.com, was sold on NameJet about 2.5 months ago. I liked the name enough to bid $777 for it, but FutureVentures.com ended up selling for $1,009. There were 37 bidders who participated in the expiry auction.

When I did a Whois search for the domain name, the Registrar Status is listed as “pendingTransfer.” The domain owner could be moving this domain name to a different domain registrar, or perhaps the domain name was sold and is pending transfer. I have no idea, but it is something to watch.

It looks like the Future.Ventures domain name was acquired by Jurvetson within the last week or two. The DomainTools Whois History tool shows that the Future.Ventures domain name was in the Afternic escrow account as of March 28. Because Afternic/GoDaddy does not publish its sales reports, the sale price is unknown. It would be neat to know if the .com or the .Ventures domain name sold for more.

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