The Cackle: Episode #33
Growing Midwest Entrepreneurship
SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Schigel, Managing Partner at Refinery Ventures
AIRED ON: Wednesday, October 14th on Facebook Live at 10:30 am EST
Tim Schigel, Managing Partner of Refinery Ventures, joins The Cackle to discuss growing Midwest entrepreneurship.
Tim is a serial entrepreneur and investor with roots in the Midwest, experience in Silicon Valley, and connections around the world. Tim created ShareThis, a social media pioneer that nearly a billion people use to share online content every month. ShareThis, based in Palo Alto, CA, was one of the fastest growing companies in the country, growing to $50 million in less than four years which earned him the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in his region. Tim also launched and managed Cintrifuse, one of the best performing fund of funds in the country, investing in 15 top-tier early stage funds across the U.S. Tim has been in venture capital since 1998. Prior successes include Advertising.com (AOL), Get2Chip (Cadence), DotLoop (Zillow).
Tim received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and is a Member of YPO, a global network of chief executives.
About The Cackle
Each week on The Cackle, we highlight small businesses, startups, and people who have an impact on communities across the Midwest. We explore a wide range of topics relating to the vibrancy of local economies, including: entrepreneurial journeys, economic trends found in our research, the challenges facing small businesses and startups face, and the importance of building a diverse and inclusive community.