Draper Associates

Investor type

VC

Founded

1985

AUM

-

Location

United States

$5-10 m

Investment Ticket

3-5 years

Investment Horizon

Seed, Series A

Investment Stage

Sale to strategic investor, IPO

Exit Strategy

Profile

The name "Draper" is synonymous with Venture Capital. There are now four generations of Draper VCs. General William H. Draper was the first Silicon Valley venture capitalist in 1957, William Draper was a great pioneer in venture capital with Sutter Hill Ventures, Tim Draper started Draper Associates in 1985, and three of Tim's children - Jesse, Adam, and Billy - started Halogen Ventures, Boost VC, and Path Ventures. Draper Associates has become a leader in early-stage venture capital having funded companies including Hotmail, Skype, Baidu, Tesla, SpaceX, Twitch, Cruise, Carta, Webflow, Robinhood, and Coinbase. Draper Associates continues to innovate in providing capital to technology companies of all sizes and all geographies. The firm is well known for being entrepreneur friendly, and supporting entrepreneurs through thick and thin, and for the long haul. The Draper Ecosystem includes popular television show Meet the Drapers, entrepreneur education platform Draper University, global network of hostels Draper Startup House, platform for freedom and trust Draper Hero Institute, and the global Draper Venture Network. The Draper Associates team is based in Silicon Valley and invests in companies around the world.

Industry

Education Edtech Fashion/Beauty Financial Services Fintech Food and Beverage Foodtech Gaming Healthcare Services Marketing and Advertising Media and Entertainment Other Real Estate Robotics Security Software Sports/SportsTech Telecommunications Transportation Travel Energy LegalTech Music HealthTech TravelTech Pharmaceuticals MedTech Life Sciences Infrastructure AdTech

Region of investment

North America Europe

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