William H. Draper III

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William H. Draper III "received his B.A. from Yale University, and his M.B.A from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

"With over thirty years of experience, Mr. Draper is one of America's first venture capitalists. Mr. Draper is currently Managing Director of Draper Richards, a private venture capital company, and Draper International, a limited partnership that makes equity investments in private companies with operations in India. During his twenty years as the founder and senior partner of Sutter Hill Ventures, a leading venture capital firm in the U.S., Mr. Draper helped to organize and finance several hundred high technology manufacturing companies.

"He served from 1981 to 1986 as President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. In 1986, he became the head of the world's largest source of multilateral development grant assistance, the United Nations Development Program.

"Mr. Draper currently serves on the boards of the Atlantic Council, Hoover Institution, and the United Nations Association-USA. He formerly served as the Chairman of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, Chairman of the Institute of International Education, as a Trustee of Yale University and as Chairman of the Board of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the President's Council on International Activities at Yale University. Mr. Draper has also served as a director of several software and computer companies." [1]

"Having begun his venture capital career in 1959, William H. Draper III is one of America’s first venture capitalists. Today, he is Managing Director of Draper Richards L.P and Draper International, and he is Chairman of The Draper Richards Foundation. Draper served as the head of the United Nations Development Program from 1986 to 1993 and oversaw nearly 10,000 international aid projects. He was also President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States from 1981 to 1986 and was appointed to this position by President Reagan. He also founded Sutter Hill Ventures, one of the leading venture capital firms in the U.S., in 1965...

"Draper formerly served as the Chairman of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, Chairman of the Institute of International Education, as a Trustee of Yale University and as Chairman of the Board of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco; he was a former Board member of Population Action International, George Bush Library Foundation, the Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the World Rehabilitation Fund in New York." [2]

He is married to Phyllis Draper and his son is Timothy C. Draper.

His father is William H. Draper II.

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  1. Advisory Board, Freeman-Spogli Institute, accessed October 21, 2007.
  2. Phyllis and William Draper III, Global Heritage Fund, accessed April 1, 2010.
  3. Team, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, accessed January 27, 2011.
  4. Board, BizWorld Foundation, accessed April 5, 2011.
  5. Directors, Population Action International, accessed May 1, 2008.
  6. Steering Group, Global Philanthropy Forum, accessed November 29, 2011.
  7. Honorary Board, Global Heritage Fund, accessed April 1, 2010.