Acquired by Blackberry
Acquired by CallidusCloud
Acquired by QVC
IPO - May 2012
Acquired by Google
IPO - September 2012
Deep Fork Capital (DFC) is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing globally in entrepreneurs who are creating disruptive technology-driven innovations in the Consumerized Internet. We collaborate and partner with inspired, creative entrepreneurs who are driven by a passion to make a meaningful impact, with a focus on software-driven sectors including adtech, digital media, enterprise, gaming, social, e-commerce, big data and cloud computing deployed across multiple platforms including web and mobile. We prefer investing in entrepreneurs who are intensely data-driven and who are building platform- and marketplace-driven businesses that can benefit from powerful dual-sided network effects.
DFC's heritage is unique in that its own investors are seasoned entrepreneurs themselves, who know what it takes to build companies from the ground up - including some who have founded and built companies that rank among the world's most successful and innovative businesses globally, across sectors as diverse as energy and retail. Thus, our fund is composed of deeply experienced entrepreneurs, backing the world's next great generation of entrepreneurs, which allows us to consider ideas and people first.
We work as true partners with the entrepreneurs whom we back, leveraging our broad global network among industry players small and large, as well as later-stage investors whose capital can help amplify our portfolio companies' success in their later stages.
As the Founder and Managing Partner of Deep Fork Capital (DFC), Tim spends his time working closely with our portfolio's entrepreneurs to help build world-class companies.
Tim has a 15-year history as a technology entrepreneur, operator, advisor and investor, and he has helped dozens of leading companies create billions of dollars in exit value. As a venture capital investor, Tim feels fortunate to be able to act as a partner alongside DFC's portfolio companies helping them navigate their paths to success. Tim sits on the boards of several DFC portfolio companies, including RadPad, Robin, Playdek, Magnises, Battlefy and Digital Artists.
Prior to founding Deep Fork Capital, Tim was Co-Founder and CFO of Vintrust. Prior to that, Tim spent several years working in M&A and strategy roles with large technology companies including IBM and Exodus Communications, as well as executing complex transactions as a private equity investor focused on internet infrastructure buyout opportunities with Palo Alto-based Venture Asset Group and Odyssey Telecorp.
Tim holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, a JD and MPP from William & Mary, and BS and BA degrees from The Citadel.
Based in New York, Adam is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities, evaluating them, and working with existing portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Deep Fork Capital, Adam was the first business hire at Wanelo, leading partnership, business development, and monetization initiatives with brands, retailers, and media properties. During business school, he worked with Chris Sacca and Lowercase Capital in a similar role to the one he holds now. He also spent time handling business development efforts for Gumroad, partnering with creators to enable them to distribute and monetize content more easily. Prior to business school, Adam worked at Jefferies & Company in the telecom investment banking group, focusing primarily on M&A transactions.
Adam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated cum laude from Duke University with a BA in Public Policy Studies.