Tim is a serial entrepreneur and investor with roots in the Midwest, experience in Silicon Valley, and connections around the world.
Tim created ShareThis, a social media pioneer that nearly a billion people use to share online content every month. ShareThis, based in Palo Alto, CA, was one of the fastest growing companies in the country, growing to $50 million in less than four years which earned him the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in his region. Tim also launched and managed Cintrifuse, one of the best performing fund of funds in the country, investing in 15 top-tier early stage funds across the U.S. Tim has been in venture capital since 1998. Prior successes include Advertising.com (AOL), Get2Chip (Cadence), DotLoop (Zillow).
Tim grew up in Cleveland as the son of a steelworker and Vietnam veteran. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and is a Member of YPO, a global network of chief executives.
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Refinery Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in startup companies on a trajectory from seed to scale to hypergrowth. At Refinery Ventures, we are seasoned entrepreneurs, CEOs, and venture capital investment professionals who bring decades of experience in building successful businesses from the ground up.