Tim Draper – The Most Networked VC in Tech Shares His Best Advice for Founders And Start-Ups
Tim Draper is the Founder of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ, and the Founder of the global Draper Venture Network. Tim’s original innovation of “viral marketing” allowed web-based email company Hotmail to geometrically spread around the world and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by thousands of businesses including Yahoo Mail, Gmail and Skype. Venture successes include Skype, Overture, Baidu, Tesla, Theranos, Parametric Technology, Hotmail, Digidesign, and Twitch.tv. An advocate for entrepreneurs and free markets, Tim is regularly featured as a keynote speaker in entrepreneurial conferences throughout the world, has received numerous awards and honors, and has frequent TV, radio, and headline appearances. He was named the 2015 “Entrepreneur for the World” by the World Entrepreneur Forum. He was ranked #52 on the list of the 100 most influential Harvard Alumni, and #7 on the Forbes Midas List. Tim received a BS in electrical engineering from Stanford and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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