Timothy C. Draper

Founder, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Biz World, Draper University of Heroes, and Six Californias Initiative

From Founder to Six Californias Initiative Creator

If you want to accomplish something and have a vision, take the first step. The step may not be in the right direction, but take it anyway. You’ll take that first step and from there you will be able to look around. You will have a better sense where to take the next step. That has basically been what I have done throughout my life.

With DFJ (Draper Fisher Jurvetson) I took the first step by going to the SBA (the United States Small Business Administration) and asking to borrow a bunch of money to invest. The SBA told me the requirements, and I was able to meet those requirements and then invest the borrowed money. That was the first thing.

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