Tim Dummer
Founder & Consultant

Tim is a global business leader and innovator with a passion for building and scaling companies

with breakthrough technologies. He advises and assists innovative companies in all aspects of business strategy, development and commercialization including:

  • Strategy

  • Fundraising

  • Business Development

  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Technology Licensing

  • Technology & Market Assessments

  • Intellectual Property

  • Product & Application Development

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Organization Development

With over 25 years experience creating, growing and transforming businesses for both Fortune 100 companies (GE & DuPont) and start-ups (Wrightspeed, Rennovia & Solazyme), Tim has successfully led 10+ World 1st technologies from concept to commercialization.

Some of these businesses now have $250+M annual revenues.


Tim brings deep domain expertise and global networks in diverse industries including:

  • Biotechnology

  • Chemicals

  • Polymers & Materials

  • Fibers & Fabric Systems

  • Automotive & Heavy-duty Vehicles

  • Electric Powertrain

  • Advanced Sensors

  • Energy Storage

Tim also has extensive global business experience. He has lived and worked in the US for 15 years and in Europe for 10+ years (England, Ireland, Belgium and Switzerland). In addition, he has significant experience of doing business in Asia – China, Japan, Korea & Taiwan.


Tim received a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bradford, England and has completed multiple executive education programs at INSEAD Business School (France and Singapore) and GE’s Crotonville leadership institute (US). He holds dual US and British citizenship and lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and 2 sons.