Timothy C. Draper
Timothy C. Draper is the founder of the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson and a donor to California ballot proposition campaigns.
Draper is said to be the creator of online viral marketing. His idea 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 "Yahoo! Mail", and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique of hundreds of businesses. Draper coined the use of the term "viral marketing" in connection with Internet services.
Draper invested in and contributed to the development of Skype, Baidu, Overture, and Hotmail.
Draper's official biography describes him as "an advocate for entrepreneurs and free markets." He is an alumni of Harvard and won the Commmonwealth Club's Distinguished Citizen Award for achievements in green and sustainable energy. He is the chairman of BizWorld, which teaches entrepreneurship and business to children. He serves on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean's Advisors.
Ballot measure donations
|Proposition 38, School Vouchers||2000||$23,386,553|
|"Stop Special Interest Money" Initiative||2012||$100,000|
- Official biography of Timothy Draper
- Tim Draper profiled in The Venture Capital Journal
- Tim Draper speaks at Stanford