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Tim Draper

Tim Draper

Headmaster Draper University


Timothy Cook Draper is an American venture capital investor, and in 1985, the founder of the firm that would become Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). He also founded Draper Associates and Draper University.

In July 2014, Draper received wide coverage for his purchase at a US Marshals Service auction of seized bitcoins from the Silk Road marketplace website. 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.

He created viral marketing, a marketing method for exponentially spreading an electronic service from customer to customer, instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and Skype and other applications, particularly effective for mail and communications applications.

In promoting entrepreneurship, he created Draper University of Heroes, a residential and online 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.

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