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Timothy C. Draper

Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Founder and Managing Director
Timothy C. Draper is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. His original suggestion to use "viral marketing" in web-based e-mail to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and YahooMail, and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by hundreds of businesses. Tim currently serves on the boards of DoAt, Glam, and Miartech. DFJ's previous successes include: Skype (EBAY), Overture.com (YHOO), Baidu (BIDU), Parametric Technology (PMTC), Hotmail (MSFT), PLX Technologies (PLXT), Preview Travel (TVLY), Digidesign (AVID), and many others. Tim launched the DFJ Global Network, an international network of early-stage venture capital funds. He founded or co-founded DFJ ePlanet (global), Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham (NYC), Epic Ventures (Salt Lake City), Draper Atlantic (Reston), Draper Triangle (Pittsburg), DFJ Frontier (Sacramento/Santa Barbara), DFJ Vina Capital (Vietnam), and DFJ DragonFund (Shanghai). Tim recently founded Draper University of Heroes, an immersive boarding school in San Mateo, California for students 18-24 years old, dedicated to encouraging proactive entrepreneurship. Tim is Chairman of BizWorld, a 501c3 organization built around simulated teaching of entrepreneurship/ business to children. Tim has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.