Tim is a third generation venture capitalist and celebrated Silicon Valley investor. In 1985, Tim founded Draper Associates and DFJ. With DFJ, Tim led a series of successful technology investments including Hotmail, Skype, Tesla and Baidu. More recently, with Draper Associates, Tim invested early in Cruise Automation, Twitch.TV, Robinhood, Coinbase and Carta and has become an expert and prolific investor in the world of bitcoin and the blockchain. He launched the Draper Venture Network to work with venture firms from all over the globe. In 2013, he launched Draper University, a school for global entrepreneurs. Tim has been evaluating investment opportunities in India for almost two decades.