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Tim Draper & Priya Rajan on Early Stage Investing
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Tim Draper & Priya Rajan on 

Early Stage Investing



May 31, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Hosted by: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


650 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304



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For this event in Palo Alto, The BayPay Forum has partnered with the Startup Investor School Alumni to bring you Tim Draper, one of the most prominent investors in Silicon Valley and a Crypto-currency and Blockchain advocate.

He will be questioned by Priya Rajan, Director of Early Stage Practice at Silicon Valley Bank. You will have also the capability to ask questions in the room when you attend or online through our website as this event will be Live Streamed.


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This event is FREE for Everyone.

Live Streaming FREE for Everyone too.





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6:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
6:30 PM Speech/Interview/Q&A
7:30 PM 5x2min Pitches
7:45 PM Networking & Refreshments
8:30 PM End of Session


Tim Draper

Founding Partner at Draper Associates and DFJ

Tim Draper is founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ.

Tim's original suggestion to use viral marketing in web-based email to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail, YahooMail, and Gmail and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by thousands of businesses.

Venture successes include Skype, Overture, Baidu, Tesla, Theranos, Parametric Technology, Hotmail, Digidesign,, and hundreds of others.

As an advocate for entrepreneurs and free markets, Tim is regularly featured as a keynote speaker in entrepreneurial conferences throughout the world, has been recognized as a leader in his field through numerous awards and honors, and has frequent TV, radio, and headline appearances.

He was ranked 52 on the list of the 100 most influential Harvard Alumni, and seven on the Forbes Midas List. He was named Always-On #1 top venture capital deal maker. He was awarded the Commonwealth Club's Distinguished Citizen Award for achievements in green and sustainable energy.

To further encourage entrepreneurship, Tim started, a non-profit for children to learn entrepreneurship, Draper University of Heroes, a school for entrepreneurs 18-28, and he leads SixCalifornias, an initiative to improve the governance of California.



Priya Rajan

Director of Early Stage Practice at Silicon Valley Bank

Priya Rajan is currently the Director of Early Stage Practice at Silicon Valley Bank, exclusively focused on the innovation sector, and engages with founders as they start their journey to build a company. Silicon Valley Bank works with more than 50 percent of the venture capital-backed companies in the US and increasingly has a global focus (with offices in the UK, China, Israel, and Ireland; as well as partnerships in Australia, Turkey, Latin America and Western Europe).

As a part of Early Stage team, Priya leads community engagement initiatives including D&I entrepreneurship groups and Universities across the globe and mentors entrepreneurs as they dream, build, and inspire to disrupt the status quo. Prior to this, she also played lead operational roles for 8+ years in establishing a global footprint for SVB (China, Israel, India, UK, Hong Kong, etc.). Prior to joining SVB, she held financial management roles for 10+ years at various institutions including Charles Schwab.

She is also a Venture Partner at XFund, an early-stage venture capital firm built to back entrepreneurs who think laterally and experiment across disciplines. She has an MBA from Cornell University and a California CPA. She also serves on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Women Who Code.

Priya Rajan





Location 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Additional Information about this event:

Thursday 31 May 2018, 06:00pm - 08:30pm
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