Tim is the Co-founder, President and CEO of Calpain Therapeutics, a privately-funded ophthalmology biopharma company created to commercialise novel pharmaceutical technology to treat diseases associated with front and back of the eye.
Tim is also the Co-founder of a privately-held mobile IT/software operation, currently in stealth mode, and created to produce leapfrog products that will forever change professional and personal networking for the better.
Tim is the Director of ITBioCo, a privately-held company that specialises in investing in publicly-listed Life Science/Healthcare and Mobile IT and software investments.
Prior to the above current positions, Tim was the founder, President and CEO of Viewsoft, a privately-held mobile IT/software company that specialised in producing interactive 3D documents for educational and advertising purposes.
Tim was also the Director of New Ventures for Surgical Research Australia – a veterinary surgical practice, a Business Development Manager at Bio Innovation SA – an investment and granting authority covering biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and healthcare that worked closely with local venture capital providers, and an external consultant for a state-of-the-art California software company.
Tim is an experienced entrepreneur, responsible for providing business advice and assistance to start-up biotechnology and biopharma companies, medical device companies, diagnostic companies, digital health companies, Mobile App, and IT and software companies, and universities in business strategy, company formation, commercialisation, product design, product development, business strategy, business model development, intellectual property protection, and sourcing, pitching and raising of finance from both the buy and the sell sides. He has successfully identified and licensed technologies, helped to form start-up companies operating across multiple fields and has raised finance in support of them, both for others and for himself as a founder.
Tim has authored numerous publications, he is an invited and accomplished speaker, and an internationally-renowned molecular modeller through twelve years spent in the pharmaceutical and not-for-profit biotech sectors. He has been active internationally in the business of science and science-related IT in the UK, Australia, Japan, Sweden, and the USA, in the development of strategic alliances and external partnering, and in the application of state-of-the-art enabling technology from a former position in the pharmaceutical industry with AstraZeneca, PLC, where he was involved in drug development and leading medicinal chemistry teams across several therapeutic areas.
Tim holds a Ph.D. in Quantum Chemistry/Theoretical Physics and Computational Molecular Modelling, an MBA specialising in entrepreneurial ventures, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of BioAngels, a start-up competition judge, and was one of the outstanding post-Docs at the internationally-renowned Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.
Domain Expertise: Life sciences and healthcare. Mobile applications and IT-software.