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Timothy Draper


Mr. Timothy Draper is a Co-Founding Partner at Threshold Ventures. He also serves as Special Limited Partner at Draper Dragon. He is also a Co-Founding Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He also serves as Mentor at Boost VC. He also serves as Investment Committee Member at Draper Nexus. He was also an Advisory General Partner at Timberline Venture Partners. He is a Co-Founder at Draper University. He was also a Co-founder and Managing Director at Draper Triangle Ventures. 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. On behalf of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tim serves on the boards of DoAt, Glam, Meebo, Prosper, SocialText, and DFJ Plug 'N Play companies. DFJ's previous successes include Skype (EBAY), (YHOO), Baidu (BIDU), Parametric Technology (PMTC), Hotmail (MSFT), PLX Technologies (PLXT), Preview Travel (TVLY), Digidesign (AVID), and others. Tim launched the DFJ Global Network, an international network of early-stage venture capital funds with offices in over 30 cities around the globe. He founded or co-founded DFJ ePlanet (global), Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham(NYC), Zone Ventures (LA), Epic Ventures (Salt Lake City), Draper Atlantic (Reston), Draper Triangle (Pittsburg), Timberline Ventures (Portland), Polaris Fund (Anchorage), DFJ Frontier (Sacramento and Santa Barbara), DFJ Vina Capital (Vietnam), and DFJ DragonFund (Shanghai). As an advocate for entrepreneurs and free markets, Tim is regularly featured as a keynote speaker in entrepreneurial conferences throughout the world, has been recognized as a leader in his field through numerous awards and honors, and has frequent TV, radio, and headline appearances. He was #52 on the list of the 100 most influential Harvard Alumni, and #7 on the Forbes Midas List. He was named Always-On #1 top venture capital dealmaker for 2008. He was awarded the Commonwealth Club's Distinguished Citizen Award for achievements in green and sustainable energy. Previously, Tim served on the California State Board of Education. In November of 2000, Tim launched a statewide cyber-initiative on school choice for the California General Election. He was a member of Singapore's International Economic Council and Ukraine's Orange Circle. He serves as Mentor at Alchemist Accelerator. He was on the Board of U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also serves as an Advisor at Datawallet and Wavemaker Partners. He also served as Board Member at EverythingMe. He also serves as Managing Partner at Draper Cygnus. He is an Angel Investor.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Timothy Draper Investments (206)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Xanadu 24-Jun-2019 Early Stage VC 0000 Computers, Parts and Peripherals Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
0000 0000 23-May-2019 00000 (00000 00000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
0000000000 27-Mar-2019 00000 00000 00.000 Other Capital Markets/Institutions Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
000000 20-Nov-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Other Software Startup 0000000 000000
000 23-May-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Database Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
0000000 05-Apr-2018 00000 00000 0000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000000 000000
000000000 27-Mar-2018 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
000000000 17-Oct-2017 00000 00000 00.000 Other Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
Numetric 04-Oct-2017 Early Stage VC 000.00 Government Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000000 000000
Zilingo 12-Sep-2017 Early Stage VC 0000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000000 000000
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Timothy Draper Exits (83)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Vungle 30-Sep-2019 Buyout/LBO 00000 Completed
0000000000 16-Jan-2019 000000000000000000 Completed
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00000000 15-Jan-2019 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000000 0000000
0000 12-Jan-2019 000 00 00000000 Completed
00000000 01-Jan-2019 000 00 00000000 Completed
0000000 13-Dec-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000000
0000000 00000000 13-Nov-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000 00000
000000 25-Oct-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000000 00000
Theranos 05-Sep-2018 Bankruptcy: Liquidation Completed
BitWall 13-Jun-2018 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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Timothy Draper Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Timothy Draper Angel Investor 000 00 0 San Francisco, CA

Timothy Draper Co-Investors (253)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Draper Associates 9 0 0
Boost VC 0 0
Blockchain Capital 0 0
SV Angel 0 0 0
Structure Capital 0 0 0
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