“Meat’s Not Meat ‘Til It’s In The Pan”
Painting: Charles Russell
Tim is a partner at Startup Capital Ventures where he sits / sat on the Boards
of SilverTail Systems, (acquired EMC), TagArray (acquired MXIM), Adama
Materials, and TuneIn.
He has raised over $300M in capital with $1.2B in exit value. Tim previously
founded Hawaii Superferry, Grassroots.com (acquired by Edelman),
WorldPages.com, (NYSE: WPZ then acquired by BT). He has advised and
invested in companies including match.com (first angel investor, acquired by
IAC), Accept.com (acquired AMZN).
Previously, Tim was a principal at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where
he advised clients including Microsoft and Disney. Earlier he was an
engineer at Beckman Instruments, where he developed the first electronic
speech synthesizer for use ICUs, and the world's first instrument-on-a-chip.
A believer in social responsibility, Tim co-founded TRUSTe.com the internet’s
privacy standard. He is currently chair of Entrepreneurs Foundation of
Hawaii and a board member of HiBEAM. He sponsors the student program
at Hawaii Venture Capital Association
Tim holds an MBA from Stanford and a BSEE from the University of
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