In Beijing at least, it feels like everyone is an investor. So for many entrepreneurs who are not familiar with the investment side of things, sorting out the good from the bad can be difficult. At this year’s CHINICT event in Beijing, the famous Tim Draper of VC Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), Skype called in from Paris where he was invited by French President, Nicolas Sarkozy to advise him on internet before he went on to lead the G-8 session (A group of 8 world major economies, strangely China as the 2nd largest economy is not one of them).

VC runs through the Draper Family

So who is Tim Draper and why is he so interesting? His grandfather, William Draper launched the first Silicon Valley venture firm in 1959 and is credited with kick-starting the venture capital industry; his father Bill co-founded Sutter Hill Ventures and later created the first U.S.-India venture capital partnership. His daughter Jesse Draper, has her own show called valleygirl.tv which looks at entrepreneurship from a very feminine and pink perspective.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.