Tim is a Co-Founder and Partner at Grand Ventures. Prior to Co-Founding Grand Ventures, Tim Co-Founded Huron River Ventures (HRV) an early-stage venture fund focused on innovative agriculture, energy, and transportation companies. HRV raised $16mm across multiple funds and invested in 20 companies including Ambiq Micro, Deliv, FarmLogs, SightMachine, and Tachyus. Tim serves on the Boards of HRV portfolio companies Cribspot, FarmLogs, SkySpecs, and Sportsman Tracker.
Tim has over 16 years of operating, investing, and financing experience, including corporate venturing and as an intrepreneur, where he commercialized disruptive new high-tech consumer finance products. Tim has led business development and marketing in start-up environments and has planned, launched, fundraised for and operated a start-up technology business.
Prior to Huron River Ventures, Tim co-led HSBC Card Services New Products group as well as its Corporate Ventures group focused on business services, financial technology, and digital marketing. In his New Products role, he co-founded and operated a first-of-its-kind consumer payment and affinity loyalty business. Prior to joining the venture community, Tim spent 5 years in capital markets and mergers & acquisitions at J.P. Morgan in Chicago, executing dozens of transactions valued in excess of $10 billion.
Tim graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and received his MBA with High Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He lectures on entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan and Grand Valley State University.