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Harvard Business School, MBA
Stanford University, BS
Electrical Engineering


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Board of Directors
Board of Directors
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Board Member

Financial Organizations

Founder & Managing Director
Co - Founder & Managing Director
Founder & Managing Director
Founder & Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Managing Director

Web Presences


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Timothy Draper

Timothy C. Draper is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. 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 deal maker for 2008. He was awarded the Commonwealth Club’s Distinguished Citizen Award for achievements in green and sustainable energy. His blog is featured at

Tim is the course creator and Chairman of BizWorld, a 501c3 organization built around simulated teaching of entrepreneurship and business to children. He also serves on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors.

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 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.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Paperless Post 4/2014Series C$25M6
Wellframe 4/2014Seed$1.5M6
AuditFile 2/2014Venture Round$3M25
Flipps 10/2013Angel1
Gliph 9/2013Seed$200k3
Goldbely 9/2013Seed$3M7
Autopilot (formerly Bislr) 9/2013Series A$1.5M3
Vungle 8/2013Series A$6.5M9
Down 4/2013Seed$1M2
Autopilot (formerly Bislr) 2/2013Series A$3.5M3
Kloudless 2013Angel$1.5M6
isocket 11/2012Series A$8M7 10/2012Series A2
FundersClub 10/2012Seed$6.5M25
Zelgor 8/2012Seed$250k3
StackSocial 7/2012Seed$800k5
Nutmeg 6/2012Series A£3.4M3
Identified 6/2012Series B$21M10
Paperless Post 5/2012Series A$6M3
Vungle 5/2012Seed$2M17
Socialcam 4/2012Angel38
Vizify 3/2012Seed$1.42M8
Thumbtack 1/2012Series A$4.5M3
Paga 1/2012Angel1
Rounds 11/2011Series A$3M3
isocket 9/2011Series A4
Clearbridge Accelerator 8/2011Venture Round1 7/2011Seed$1.5M7
TOA Technologies 5/2011Series D$17.2M6
Pebble 4/2011Angel$375k4
Ranker 4/2011Series A$1.3M7
Path 11/2010Angel$2.5M28
Identified 1/2010Series A$1.5M10
Triporati 8/2008Venture Round$6M5
Splashtop, Inc 8/2008Series C$15M5
TrackVia 7/2008Series A5
Splashtop, Inc 10/2007Series B$10M10
GoingOn 1/2007Series A$1.35M2
Splashtop, Inc 8/2006Series A$10.5M5
Zopa 7/2006Series B$5M1
Phonezoo Communications 6/2006Series A$560k1
SkyGrid 1/2006Series A$2.25M4
Mozy 5/2005Series A$1.9M3
DivX 5/2004Series C$7M9
DivX 6/2002Series B$6M5
DivX 9/2000Series A$5M2



Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Added: 3/11/08


  1. Online Invitations Startup Paperless Post Raises $25M From August Capital ( [edit]
  2. Wellframe Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  3. SEC ( [edit]
  4. Flipps receives personal investment from VC Tim Draper ( [edit]
  5. Gliph raises seed round for ‘world’s easiest way to send Bitcoin’ (exclusive) ( [edit]
  6. A Visit To Goldbely, The Fancy Food Delivery Startup That Just Gobbled Up $3M Led By Intel Capital ( [edit]
  7. Bislr raises additional $1.5m ( [edit]
  8. Vungle Raises $6.5M For A Growing In-App Mobile Video Advertising Business ( [edit]
  9. Bang With Friends Is Raising ~ $1 Million To Help People Find Hook Up Buddies ( [edit]
  10. Bislr Launches Tools To Build Marketing-Optimized Websites, Raises $3.5M From Tim Draper And Others ( [edit]
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  12. isocket Nabs $8M From Foundry, Tim Draper & More To Bring Modern Tech, APIs To Premium Online Advertising ( [edit]
  13. Secures Series A Funding from SingTel Innov8 for China and Asia Expansion ( [edit]
  14. To Turn The Crowd Into Venture Capitalists, FundersClub Raises $6M Seed Round -- Biggest In YC History ( [edit]
  15. Citation Needed [add]
  16. StackSocial Raises Seed Funding, Launches Platform Publicly ( [edit]
  17. Nutmeg Raises $5.3M From Pentech, Tim Draper To Make Financial Management Less Stuffy ( [edit]
  18. Identified Hits 10M Users, Nabs $21M In Series B Funding ( [edit]
  19. Online Invitations And Stationery Startup Paperless Post Raises $6M From RRE, Tim Draper, SV Angel ( [edit]
  20. Vungle Hustles Its Way Into $2M All-Star Seed Round For Mobile App Video Trailers Network ( [edit]
  21. Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More ( [edit]
  22. Vizify Raises $1.2 Million To Help You Make A Great First Impression Online ( [edit]
  23. Local Services Marketplace Thumbtack Raises $4.5 Million ( [edit]
  24. Tim Draper invests in Paga ( [edit]
  25. Social Video Facebook App Rounds Raises $3M From Verizon, Tim Draper ( [edit]
  26. Self-Service Ad Platform isocket Grabs More Funding; Partners With Google; Steals Rubicon Exec ( [edit]
  27. Clearbridge Accelerator Receives Investment from Tim Draper ( [edit]
  28. Raises $1.5 Million To Give You Personalized Channels Of Online Video ( [edit]
  29. TOA Technologies Raises $17.2 Million in Series D Funding ( [edit]
  30. Rejected By VCs, Pebble Watch Raises $3.8M on Kickstarter ( [edit]
  31. Ranker Lands $1.3 Million From Tim Draper And Others, Tries To Rank *Everything* ( [edit]
  32. [edit]
  33. Innovation Endeavors ( [edit]
  34. Triporati Receives $6,000,000 New Financing ( [edit]
  35. DeviceVM Announces Series C Funding of $15M, Led by New Enterprise Associates ( [edit]
  36. Trackvia Raises Series A for Point-And-Click Databases ( [edit]
  37. DeviceVM Announces Series B Funding of $10M ( [edit]
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  40. Zopa, the online marketplace for lending, raises $5m to match Prosper ( [edit]
  41. Phonezoo offers free, extensive ringtone download service ( [edit]
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  45. DivXNetworks Closes $6 Million In Second Round Funding ( [edit]
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