On CNBC's "Tech Yeah" Jesse Draper, the Valley Girl discusses social media trends that people haven't heard of yet.
What started as a traditional father/daughter walk down the aisle in Atherton, Calif., quickly turned into a surprise flash mob wedding dance to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” The bride, Jesse Draper, 29, and her groom, Brian MacInnes, 31, led their wedding party, along with 100 of their 400 wedding guests, to bust a move to the 2012 hit. Read More
Reality shingle 44 Blue Productions has inked an exclusive deal with Jesse Draper to bring Draper’s web series “The Valley Girl Show” to TV, and develop a biz competish show titled “What Women (Really) Want.” Draper, who logged years on Nickelodeon’s “The Naked Brothers Band,” launched “The Valley Girl Show” in 2008, a biz-savvy talkshow that Draper describes as “like ‘Ellen,’ but with guests you’d only see on Charlie Rose or MSNBC.”
Jesse Draper, who’s made a name for herself and The Valley Girl Show by interviewing tech and entertainment notables, hopes to bring her “fun, quirky” approach to talk shows to a bigger stage in the next year.
In Silicon Valley, Jesse Draper's lineage is almost unparalleled. Her father is Tim Draper, a partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson on Menlo Park's Sand Hill Road, a corridor known as the center of West Coast tech investment. Her grandfather and great-grandfather were venture capitalists, too. But the 28-year-old is famous in her own right, for "The Valley Girl Show," a Web TV show she created that started its fifth season this month ( www.valleygirl.com).
The Networkers: Good friends Jesse Draper, host of “The Valley Girl Show,” and Lindsey Volckmann Irvine, director of Business Development and Sales for Keas – working to bring career women together.
It was about 10:30 a.m. on a Thursday in May, and Jesse Draper, the creator and host of the Silicon Valley Internet talk show “The Valley Girl Show,” was on the set greeting her guest, Drew Houston, a founder of the popular file-sharing service Dropbox.
Growing up in Silicon Valley, it’s no surprise that Jesse Draper, host, CEO, and founder of web-based Valley Girl TV turned out to be a tech head.
Over the course of a half-century, the Draper family has carved out a name (and a fortune) in a place where breeding and ancestry are thought to be irrelevant. Now it's time for the debut of the youngest generation.
Adding a smart, female point of view to the boys' club culture of Silicon Valley, the former Nickelodeon star created the popular and addictive Web talkshow series, now shooting its fifth season, to give tech execs and entrepreneurs "a chance to discuss their business, without being grilled and torn apart like on CNN and CNBC," says Draper.