Tim is a Managing Director at Startup Capital Ventures. He serves, or has served as a Director of several of the firm’s investments including PlayFab, Adama Materials, Silvertail Systems (acquired by EMC), TagArray (acquired by MXIM) and TuneIn. He is also a limited partner in Advanced Technology Ventures.
Prior to SCV, Tim led the turn-around of Dali Wireless, a wireless carrier equipment company, as its CEO and Chairman. He previously founded Hawaiʻi Superferry in 2001 as CEO, a company that brought inter-island vehicle & passenger ferry service to Hawaiʻi.
Tim co-founded and was President of Grassroots.com the leading political web technology company (acquired by Edelman). In 1995, he founded WorldPages, the internet's first white & yellow pages (NYSE:WPZ, then acquired by BT). Tim also co-founded TRUSTe.org which has been the internet’s privacy standard for nearly 15 years. He was the first investor and advisor to Match.com (NASDAQ:IACI) and a Director of Accept.com (acquired by AMZN).
After earning his MBA, Tim was a principal at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he led CEO-level strategy consulting work building the high-technology practice.
Previously, Tim was 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 & scientific instrument-on-a-chip.
Tim 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.
Tim serves as Chairman of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaiʻi, is a board member of HiBEAM (nonprofit), and is an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at the University of Hawaiʻi Association and serves on the selection and mentoring committees of Blue Startups, and the Energy Excelerator. He is a founding Board Member of Reef Check Hawaiʻi and a member of the Hawaiʻi Venture Capital Association (HVCA). In between meetings, Tim is an avid sailor and cyclist.