Innovation is critical to economic growth, progress, and the fate of the planet. Although innovation may seem to happen at random, planners and politicians could take advantage of patterns that emerge to encourage innovation and growth. One...
I am the Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a leading venture capital firm and early investor in a number of pioneering companies, including: Baidu, Hotmail, Skype, SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, and Tesla Motors.
In my past, I was R&D Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, where seven of my communications chip designs were fabricated. My previous technical experience includes programming, materials science research and computer design.
I was elected 'The Valley's Sharpest VC' on the cover of Business 2.0 and chosen by the SF Chronicle and SF Examiner as one of 'the ten people expected to have the greatest impact on the Bay Area in the early part of the 21st Century'.