Tim is a Qi3 Associate. He is CEO of Origin Capital, a leading seed and early-stage investor in UK technology companies. Tim co-founded Qi3 Ventures with Paul and Nathan in 2010 and the trio have coinvested in numerous companies.
Tim’s background is in management consultancy (with Arthur Andersen), investment banking (equities research with BZW), and fund management (through Thames Valley Capital, where he serves as an Investment Director). He has been involved in over 30 early-stage investment transactions and has lead all elements of the transaction process, from deal sourcing through to final legal negotiations.
The sectors in which Tim has invested include power and control electronics, medical devices and biotechnology, mobile software and digital media, and semiconductors. Tim acts as an Observer, NED or Chairman on several investee boards, including Cytox (clinical diagnostics), BluWireless Technology (wireless semiconductors), Lintbells (animal health) and Diabetic Boot Company (medical devices).
Tim holds a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol and an MA in Documentary Film from the University of London.