Billionaire VC. Founding partner of Draper Associates and DFJ.
Tim Draper is the founding partner of Draper Associates and DFJ. Tim’s original suggestion to use viral marketing as a method for spreading a software application from customer to customer was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail, Skype,Baidu, Tesla, Overture, Theranos, Parametric, Hotmail, Twitch.tv and others.
Tim has been recognized as a leading supporter of entrepreneurship with numerous awards and honors. He was listed as #46 of the most outstanding Harvard alumni, #7 on the Forbes Midas List, #1 of the Most Networked Venture Capitalists by Always On, and #98 in Worth Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful People in Finance. Tim also received the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s “Entrepreneur for the World” in 2015.
Founder: Draper University of Heroes, Masters school for entrepreneurs.
Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. MBA from Harvard Business School