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Fabian Nunez
Tim Draper: Venture capitalist's eccentricity 'runs deep'

SAN MATEO, Calif. As a third-generation venture capitalist, Tim Draper gauges the motivation of entrepreneurs who pitch him. Are they true believers or opportunists? Are they committed for the long haul, or just hoping to cash out? Now that he's proposed slicing California into six pieces, the eccentric multimillionaire faces a similar kind of scrutiny. People across the state have gotten their first look at the rumpled tycoon with overgrown eyebrows and a fistful of maps and asked themselves "Who the hell is this guy?" There's no question he is one of the most colorful and fascinating characters in Silicon Valley, a place teeming with geniuses and oddballs. He...