Tim Draper

Tim Draper

Formal First Name
Timothy (Tim)
6/11/1958 - present

Tim Draper is a Founding Partner of Draper Associates, a seed-stage venture capital firm. A pioneer of business venture venture venture venture ventures in the United States, Draper has launched thirty Draper venture funds and two statewide initiatives to improve governance and education. He is regularly featured on all major networks as a champion for entrepreneurship, innovative governance, and free markets. Currently, Draper is a leading voice for Bitcoin, Blockchain, ICOs, and cryptocurrencies. He led investments in the companies that would issue two of the largest ICO’s: Tezos and Bancor.


  • Draper won the Bitcoin US Marshal’s auction in 2014.
  • His attitude toward Bitcoin has become popular due to his positivity, remaining unchanged even after the blocking of all assets of the company.
  • According to him, cryptocurrency represents freedom and is superior to the traditional financial system.


  • Entrepreneur of the World by World Entrepreneurship Forum
  • Top 100 Most Powerful People in Finance by Worth Magazine
  • Top 20 Most Influential People in Crypto by CryptoWeekly
  • #1 Most Networked VC by AlwaysOn
  • #7 on the Forbes Midas List
  • #48 Most Influential Harvard Alum
  • Tocqueville Award For Freedom from the Independent Institute


  • Draper is the creator of viral marketing, a marketing method for exponentially spreading an electronic service from customer to customer.
    • This is nstrumental to the successes of Hotmail, Skype, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and other applications, particularly effective for mail and communications applications.
    • Arguably, social media, crowdsourcing, and growth hacking are all outgrowths of this marketing method.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.