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Today's special episode will feature a true Cincinnati, Tim Schigel.
Tim is an accomplished entrepreneur and venture investor. As Chairman and Founder of ShareThis, he created one of the largest platforms on the Web, powering the sharing of all forms of content through all social media channels for over 650 million people worldwide. Some of the world’s most successful brands, such as American Express, AT&T, Disney, Toyota and more, use ShareThis insights to deliver digital brand advertising across the Web. The company has raised over $60 million and in 2013 was recognized as the fastest growing company in the San Francisco Bay area.
In addition, Tim manages a fund totaling over $50 million for Cintrifuse, a Cincinnati-based regional innovation initiative. Investors in this fund include American Financial, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Duke Energy, Kroger and Procter & Gamble. The fund is investing is leading early stage venture funds throughout the country.
In 2012, Tim was asked to lead the digital efforts for the Republican National Committee and the presidential election.
Prior to founding ShareThis, Tim was Director with Blue Chip Venture Company, where he led the firm's investment in marketing and technology leaders such as Advertising.com (AOL/TW), Nielsen Buzzmetrics (Nielsen) and Third Screen Media (AOL/TW). Prior to Blue Chip, he was an entrepreneur and international consultant leading innovative projects for Apple Computer, Hitachi, Hallmark Cards, Motorola and Procter & Gamble.
Tim remains active in venture capital and startups as mentor, advisor and investor in DotLoop, The Brandery and LISNR, and also served on various non-profit and university boards.
Tim received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
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