Most top technology executives are used to juggling businesses worth hundred of millions of dollars, yen or euros. But this week at the Reuters Technology Summit, we asked: if we gave you $1 million to invest anywhere — but not in your own company — where would you spend it?
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If you want the quick answer, I would invest it in Twitter. I’m sorry that we weren’t in it. I don’t know where it’s going and it would be a fun ride.
– Tim Draper, managing director of venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
I would love to work more with some of these interesting startups like kiva.org that are developing interesting and innovative ways to create micro-lending programs for folks around the world.
I’ve a couple of friends and I would like to invest in their companies, little start-ups. One of them is called Trazzler and the other is called Fluther. One is an innovative travel startup and the other is a service that helps people get answers to questions they need.