Timothy Cook Draper is an American venture capital investor, and founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), Draper University, Draper Venture Network, Draper Associates, and Draper Goren Holm. His most prominent investments include Baidu, Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, AngelList, SolarCity, Ring, Twitter, DocuSign, Coinbase, Robinhood, Ancestry.com, Twitch, Cruise Automation, and Focus Media. 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. Draper is a major proponent of Bitcoin and decentralization.

Draper is often regarded as one of the most successful venture capitalists in the world, and one of the most powerful and influential people in Silicon Valley.

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  • Known for:

    Draper Fisher Jurvetson

  • Born:

    Jun 11th, 1958

  • Nationality:


  • Location:

    Menlo Park, California, United States

  • Education:

    Stanford University, BS, Electrical Engineering - 1976-1980
    Harvard Business School, MBA, Business - 1982-1984

  • Other Projects:

    DFJ - Founding Partner
    Draper Associates - Founding Partner
    Draper University

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