|University of California , BSEE|
Tim is a General Partner at Startup Capital Ventures, a Palo Alto based Venture Capital firm. He is a Director or Advisor to several of the firm’s investments including Silvertail Systems, TuneIn and TagArray.
Prior to joining SCV, Tim founded Hawaii Superferry in 2001, a company that brought energy-efficient inter-island vehicle ferry service to Hawaii and was recipient of the HVCA Deal Of The Year 2006.
A serial entrepreneur, Tim co-founded Grassroots.com, the the leading political web technology company in 1999 (acquired by Edelman). In 1995, he founded WorldPages.com, the internet’s first white and yellow pages (NYSE:WPZ, then acquired by BT). He was also the first investor in match.com (NASDAQ:IACI), and Accept.com (acquired by Amazon.)
He is an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at the University of Hawaii. Tim co-founded TRUSTe.org which is internet’s privacy standard and is a founding Board Member of Reef Check Hawaii and an active member of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association.
Previously, Tim was a principal at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he led CEO-level strategy consulting work in high-technology, transportation, and energy industries.
Tim was previously an electrical engineer at Beckman Instruments, where he developed the first electronic speech synthesizer for use in intensive care units, and the world’s first medical and scientific instrument-on-a-chip.
He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine where he founded the UCI Cycling Team.
He serves or has served as CEO, founder, board member or advisor to numerous companies including Adama Materials, Dali Wireless, TRUSTe, Silvertail Systems, TagArray, TuneiIn, Hawaii Superferry, Grassroots.com (acquired by Edelman), Accept.com (acquired by Amazon), and WorldPages.com (NYSE:WPZ, now BT).
Tim was born in England to parents who instilled simple values for which he thanks them enormously. In his spare moments, he enjoys sailing, spending time with his family, and traveling. He claims the only items he could not live without are his passport, Mac, and bicycle.