Tim is a partner at Madrona Venture Group and looks at new companies across all of Madrona's investment areas but has an emphasis on the software, infrastructure, and wireless sectors. Of late, he has been particularly interested in SaaS, cloud computing, next-generation enterprise data centers, and opportunities created by new mobile platforms. Tim serves on the boards of Appature, Corensic, Schemalogic and Z2Live, and is a board observer for Apptio, ExtraHop Networks, Impinj, Skytap, Singlepoint, and Smartsheet. Tim is also a member of the three-person Investment Committee for the Alliance of Angels Seed Fund.
Prior to joining Madrona in 2006, Tim was a key member of Microsoft's Corporate Development group, where he shared responsibilities for sourcing, structuring, and negotiating Microsoft's acquisitions, strategic investments and joint ventures. While at Microsoft, Tim focused on enterprise software, security, and mobile and closed 14 transactions for over $850 million. Notable transactions included Microsoft's acquisitions of Softricity, FrontBridge Technologies, ProClarity, Whale Communications, and Giant Company Software. Earlier in his career, Tim worked nearly five years for broadband satellite start-up Teledesic, spending his last year there also working for Craig McCaw's Eagle River Investments.
Tim received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.