Tim Jackson is general partner at Walking Ventures, an early-stage tech fund based in London focused on SaaS, marketplaces, platforms, and software tools. He sits on the boards of Network Locum, Quiver Software, Hands HQ, Articheck, and HandMe.In. He is responsible for deal sourcing, negotiation and execution, and portfolio management.
Tim was formerly a managing director at the Carlyle Group, helping to run a $700M European tech fund. He was founder and CEO of QXL (Nasdaq:QXLC), which exited by trade sale in 2007.
Before his career in business, Tim was a journalist with The Economist, The Independent, and Financial Times. He has lived and worked in London, Tokyo, Brussels, Palo Alto, and Berkeley, and is the author of three business books.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Tim studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford University, where he was a scholar at Merton College.
Tim served on the UK government’s Digital Advisory Board, providing support to the Government Digital Service, which aims to transform the use of web and mobile technologies in the public sector. He was formerly secretary of a charitable foundation with a particular interest in using technology to help community organizations in sub-Saharan Africa. He lives in London with his partner Emily Marbach, a painter. They have four children.
Tim served his fellowship at Lean Investments; he is a member of Class 20.