Meet G-Startup Silicon Valley Judge, Timothy Draper
Tim Draper is founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Venture capital is a family legacy. His grandfather William Henry Draper Jr., was a pioneer of California’s venture capital industry. His father, Bill Draper, spearheaded Sutter Hill Ventures and now runs a charitable foundation.
Tim’s original suggestion to use viral marketing in web-based email to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail, YahooMail, and Gmail and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by thousands of businesses.
Venture successes include Skype, Overture, Baidu, Tesla, Parametric Technology, Hotmail, Digidesign, Twitch.tv, and hundreds of others.
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 ranked 52 on the list of the 100 most influential Harvard Alumni, and seven on the Forbes Midas List. He was named Always-On #1 top venture capital deal maker. He was awarded the Commonwealth Club’s Distinguished Citizen Award for achievements in green and sustainable energy.
To further encourage entrepreneurship, Tim started BizWorld.org, a non-profit for children to learn entrepreneurship, Draper University of Heroes, a school for entrepreneurs 18-28, and he leads Six Californias, an initiative to improve the governance of California.
G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world.G-Startup Worldwide will be hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC)in 2016 including Tel-Aviv, Beijing, Tokyo, Jakarta, Bangalore, Taipei and San Francisco. G-Startup Worldwide will invest $1 million into 18 companies around the world in 2016. The winner of G-Startup Worldwide will receive a $50,000 investment prize and the second place winner will receive a $20,000 investment prize. The winner will also receive a free trip to Silicon Valley to compete to become the 2016 G-Startup Worldwide Global Winner. The second place winner overall will receive an additional $120,000 winner and the Global Winner will receive an additional $250,000 investment! Our winners also gain access to the exclusive G-Network, our private network for global tech executive as well as support from our mentor network. Any eligible startup from around the world may apply.
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