Archive for August, 2009

“In these times unique skills are required, different tools are needed, and Canada is better equipped to delicately take advantage of the opportunities created by the numerous short-term stimulus packages” Thomas J. Barrack Jr., Colony Capital, LLC


When asked about the current state of the venture capital industry, Draper, who is Founder and Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, focused on two core issues. First: we need to break down the borders and enable free trade, he said, and second, we need a new private stock market. While Draper offered no solutions on achieving free trade, he continues to actively advocate for borderless markets. He regularly takes time out of his busy schedule to speak with government officials, the private equity industry, politicians and industry leaders to convince them the world will be a better place if we dropped our commercial borders.