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A note on the Draper Legacy

Draper Oakwood was founded together with our Senior Advisor, and venture capital industry pioneer, Tim Draper.

The Draper name is well-known in the venture capital industry. Tim’s father, Bill Draper, is one of the West Coast’s first venture capitalists, and the founder of Sutter Hill Ventures in Palo Alto, CA. He was former Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and Undersecretary General of the United Nations. He is currently General Partner at Draper Richards, Draper Investment Company, and Draper International. Bill Draper’s father, General William H Draper Jr, became the first professional West Coast venture capitalist when he founded Draper, Gaither & Anderson in 1958.