Tim Draper

Tim Draper

Venture Capitalist

The Tim Draper talks on competitive advantages between governments also mention the positive role technology can play in bringing down corrupt governments and in celebrating good ones. The venture capitalist is the managing director and founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He also coined the term 'viral marketing,' a suggestion to utilize email as a tool to promote a product across the internet. On behalf of DFJ, he sits on the boards of DoAt, Glam, Prosper and Miartech.

The speaker also launched DFJ Global Network, which is an international network of beginner venture capital funds with offices in more than 30 countries. He is also a frequent keynote speaker, spreading his message of entrepreneurialism and free markets at various conferences around the world. As mentioned in the Tim Draper talk, he also started Draper University of Heroes for students aged 18-24 to promote proactive entrepreneurship.

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