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Websitetimferriss.com
Blogfourhourworkweek....
Twitter@tferriss
BirthplaceEast Hampton, NY
Birthdate7/20/77

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Princeton University, BA 2000
East Asian Studies

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Timothy Ferriss

Tim Ferriss is a start-up angel investor (Twitter, Posterous, RescueTime, and others), blogger, and entrepreneur. His best-known written work is The 4-Hour Workweek, which had been sold into 35 languages and reached #1 on The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. On May 3, 2009, it celebrated its 2nd straight year on The New York Times business bestseller list since its publication on April 27, 2007.

Tim is also a guest lecturer at Princeton University, where he has spoken on high-tech entrepreneurship since 2003 in the Electrical Engineering and ORFE departments.

Other education-related interests include social media-based fundraising experiments, such as LitLiberation, which outraised television host Stephen Colbert 3-to-1 with no fixed costs. Most recently, he used Twitter as a distributed tool for gathering data on post-campaign donations (see Tweet to Beat).

He is on the advisory board of DonorsChoose.org.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
FOBO 10/2013Seed$1.6M19
Shyp 9/2013Seed$2.1M22
Zendrive 8/2013Seed$1.5M4
Soma 7/2013Seed$3.7M10
BlackJet 10/2012Venture Round$2.14M29
Cozy 10/2012Seed$1.5M6
Artillery 8/2012Venture Round$2.5M10
Duolingo 10/2011Series A$3.3M3
Milk 4/2011Angel$1.5M25
Unsubscribe.com 10/2010Series A$2.1M11
Vittana 2010Seed5
SimpleGeo 11/2009Seed$1.47M15
DailyBurn 5/2009Seed$525k4
Foodzie 12/2008Seed$1M21
Posterous 12/2008Angel$725k11
Reputation.com 9/2008Series A$3M3
RescueTime 9/2008Series A$900k6
Twitter 5/2008Series B$15M6
Badongo.com 1/2006Series A15

Videos

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TED talk at EG 2008

Added: 6/23/11

Sources

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  1. AngelList (angel.co) [edit]
  2. Shyp Raises $2.1M To Pick Up And Ship Your Stuff (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Zendrive Raises $1.5M From First Round, Jerry Yang, Max Levchin, Time Ferris And Others To Use Big Data To Fix Driving (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Charitable Water Filter Maker Soma Raises $3.7M Seed Round (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp Launches BlackJet, The “Uber For Private Jets” (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Rent Management Startup Cozy Raises $1.5M From The Social + Capital Partnership, Google Ventures, Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. HTML5-Centric Artillery Raises $2.5M To Make the Browser The Console (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. bits.blogs.nytimes.com [edit]
  9. Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Non-profit Vittana lands CNET’s Wolaner as CEO (pando.com) [edit]
  12. TechCrunch, SEC (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. Feel The DailyBurn: Gyminee Gets A New Name, Raises $525K (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Foodzie Raises $1 Million For Its Specialty Food Marketplace (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. Group Blogging Via Email's Posterous Raises $725K (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  16. TechCrunch [edit]
  17. techcrunch.com [edit]
  18. Twitter Announces Their Funding, Calls Itself A Communication Utility (techcrunch.com) []
  19. Citation Needed [add]

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