Silicon Valley, California; Tim Draper, venture capitalist, takes Airpower Communications Execs on his boat for a meeting near his office. Tim Draper, a partner in Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson, one of the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms. Draper has been very successful lately with Internet start-up companies that have gone public. He says he was responsible for Netscape's free hotmail idea that helped the company be bought by Microsoft for several billion dollars. (1999).