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Tim Olson

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Tech e'preneur experienced in online advertising, publishing, finance, and travel. Interested in ML, unstructured data, and big backends.

Tech e'preneur experienced in online advertising, publishing, finance, and travel. Interested in ML, unstructured data, and big backends.

7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Product
  • Back End Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Product
  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In


InEvention Technology
Navon Partners
Zambit Technologies


pAge Drinking Paper


Cofounder, CEO StackLife 2014 - present
Advisor, Cofounder Hedgy 2014 - present
Cofounder InEvention Technology March 2012 - November 2013
Board Member pAge Drinking Paper 2015 - present
Cofounder Navon Partners 2011 - 2011
Technical Consultant FLOW PHARMA, INC. 2015 - present
Scientific Developer Dstillery 2010 - 2010
CTO MarketingForce 2002 - 2004
Cofounder ResponsePath 2006 - 2009
Cofounder Zambit Technologies 2000 - 2001
Poker Bot Poker Bot 2001 - 2006
Senior Software Engineer Apple Computer 1998 - 2000
Software Engineer Sytronics 1996 - 1998


Valparaiso University Physics 1991 - 1994

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Bitcoin
  • • Financial Services
  • • Cryptocurrency
  • • Electronic trading
  • • Investment Banking
  • • Quantitative Trading
  • • Trading
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Payments
  • • Recruiting
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Software development • Web Development • Machine learning • Online advertising • Startups

Key Accomplishments

I've founded a few companies and have been the CTO for several more, with two exits and one still operational. My industry experience is diverse and includes internet advertising, finance, marketing/publishing, and travel. I'm an engineer by birth but also have the business and social skills to kickstart business development.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Technically, nothing is out of reach; I've built high-performance, high-availability, big-data systems using academic-level algorithms for both internet advertising and finance. I've managed workflow products and have a good sense for efficient front-end flow, but not for UI beauty. Although my main strength is on the software side, I've also built complex financial models, done business development, and pitched to VC's. I prefer B2B but am always open to ideas.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Tony Jiang
Passionate technologist, full-stack software engineer, enterprise, social, analytics & ETL, just finished a hi-fi mockup (higher-ed market)
Dave Linhardt
Founder & CEO, FounderSensei and Founder & CEO, Harvard Business School grad. Purdue grad.
Monu kumar
Co-founder, Cron-J.
Alexander Morrow
They're my current cofounder  •  Cofounder, Epic Scale. Previously Security Analyist, Independent Security Evaluators.
Tim is an experienced entrepreneur and talented software engineer. While working with him over the last year and a half his expertise in sc ... alability, database management, economics and data analytics has been invaluable to the success of our startup. He is creative and open to exploratory work but calculated, honest, and realistic about prospects - something that has truly provided direction to our team. I would love to have him be an integral part of any project I was working on.
Eyal Eithcowich
Founder and CEO, Smart Monthly. Previously Software expert, Apple Computer.
Ray Schmitz
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, LeadPlace. Co-founder & President, Estate Release. Real estate investor, entreprenuer, and broker.
Tim has the chops to do it all. He is a true serial entrepreneur, an extraordinary technical lead, and has far above average business unde ... rstanding accumulated through deep learning in multiple industries. His advice is an asset to me.
Jeffrey Gross
Managing Member, Lone Star Document Management, LLC. Previously consultant, Self-employed consultant (finance).
Tim has great depth of technical know-how, as well as an agile and insightful mind that enables him to quickly grasp business opportunities. ...

Chris Beauvois
We worked together  •  Founder/CEO, Mechanical Moon LLC and Senior Consulting Engineer
Chris is a passionate visionary who can bring together product ideas and technical prowess into a complete solution. His energy is infectio ... us and his work-rate first-class.

Ari Kassman

Ari will make an awesome entrepreneur.