April 19, 2011 in ATDC News

Webcast: Tim Draper speaks to Georgia Tech students at ATDC

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Tim Draper of DFJ at ATDC from ATDC on Vimeo.

Tim Draper, managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, spent an hour with Georgia Tech students last week sharing his investing stories and taking questions from the audience. ATDC and the Tech Entrepreneurs Society arranged for him to speak about “Future Technology Growth Areas and Opportunities.”

Tim is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He coined the term “viral marketing” to describe his suggestion to geometrically spread an Internet product. The technique was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and YahooMail and has been adopted by hundreds of other businesses. Draper Fisher Jurvetson has invested in many well known successful startups including Skype, Overture.com , Baidu, Hotmail, and many others.

Through decades of interacting with dozens of startups, Tim has developed a fierce appreciation for entrepreneurs and free markets. In addition to insights about the keys to economic prosperity, the entertaining presentation featured Tim dancing to a song he wrote about a struggling but ultimately successful entrepreneur. Check out the full presentation video here: Tim Draper of DFJ at ATDC.

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