Timothy C. Draper

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Tim Draper
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Born California
Education Stanford university, Harvard University
Occupation Founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)
Spouse(s) Melissa Parker Draper (Melissa Lee Parker)
Children Billy Draper, Adam Draper, Eleanor Draper, and Jesse Draper
Parents William Henry Draper III and Phyllis Draper
Profile at Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Timothy Cook Draper[1] is an American venture capital investor. With John H. N. Fisher and Steve Jurvetson, he founded Draper Fisher Jurvetson in 1985. He is the third in a line of venture capitalists. His father, William Henry Draper III, founded the Draper & Johnson Investment Company in 1962 and his grandfather William Henry Draper Jr. founded Draper, Gaither and Anderson in 1959.[citation needed]

He has a degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.[citation needed]


In early 2014, Draper filed a petition which was accepted by California's Secretary of State Debra Bowen to begin collecting signatures to divide California into six smaller states, arguing that California is "increasingly ungovernable" as one state.[2]


In 2013, Draper launched Draper University of Heroes, an educational program that offers a crash course in entrepreneurship. The university's residential program is based in San Mateo, California, and the curriculum is designed by Draper.[3]


  1. ^ Melissa Lee Parker Becomes the Bride Of Timothy Cook Draper in California - New York Times
  2. ^ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/02/petition-to-split-california-into-six-states-gets-green-light/
  3. ^ Aaron Kinney [1] "San Mateo: Draper University welcomes first class of entrepreneurial 'superheroes', San Jose Mercury News, April 17, 2013