Tim Draper is a top global venture capitalist, having founded Draper Associates and DFJ. The firms’ investments include Coinbase, Robinhood, TwitchTV, Skype, Tesla, Baidu, Focus Media, YeePay, Hotmail, SolarCity, Athenahealth, Box, SpaceX, Cruise Automation, Carta, Planet, PTC, Ledger and many others.
He is a leading spokesperson for Bitcoin, Blockchain, ICOs and cryptocurrencies and led investments in the companies that would issue two of the largest ICO’s: Tezos and Bancor. In promoting entrepreneurship, he created Draper University of Heroes, a residential school based in San Mateo, Ca to help extraordinary people accomplish their life missions. The school launched entrepreneurs from 76 countries who built 350 companies including NVision (sold for $275 million) and crypto leaders QTUM, Spacecash, DataWallet and Credo.
Tim Draper received a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University majoring in electrical engineering and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.