Tim Draper founded Draper Associates in July, 1985, and is the Founding Partner of DFJ. He made early investments in Skype, Hotmail, Tesla, Baidu, YeePay, Theranos, Digidesign, TwitchTV, and Parametric Technology among nearly 1000 others. Tim founded the DFJ Network, a global network of venture funds who work together to improve service to entrepreneurs, now in over 30 cities. He also created viral marketing, a marketing method for spreading a software application throughout the internet, instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and Skype among many others.
To encourage entrepreneurship, Tim started BizWorld.org and Draper University of Heroes, has been active politically with school choice and local representation, and has created and sponsored business plan competitions around the world. He has won various awards and honors and is regularly featured in global press and as a keynote speaker for his global entrepreneurial evangelism.
He received a B.S. from Stanford University with a major in electrical engineering and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.