Tim Swieter

Venture Manager, Concept Development
Tim Swieter

His role at 1848 Ventures:

Tim takes vague notions of a business idea or a user pain point and then researches, prototypes and defines a new business concept. Throughout the exploration, the new information and experiences are evaluated through the lenses of desirability, feasibility, viability and uncertainty. Tim brings in a history of working on innovation teams and never been done before projects.

What he loves about the work we do:

“I really enjoy getting a glimpse into the life of small businesses because I love small business! Moreover, I enjoy the challenge of creating ‘new’ and iterating on an idea.”

Which of our “How we show up” behaviors resonates with him most:

“Innovative. The work I do is a natural flow of who I am. I enjoy ideating, learning and listening and through that having an ‘a-ha moment’. Always being curious.”

Career highlights:

For eleven and a half years Tim designed control systems for rollercoasters, major theme park attractions, parades, and night time spectaculars. His work can be experienced around the world. During this time, Tim and his family traveled and lived throughout the world, with 8 years spent in Asia. After the adventures in theme parks, Tim spent five years designing, prototyping and launching new service and technology businesses for Steelcase. The most successful business he launched was an episodic office space analytics system for real estate executives and facility managers. Beyond his day job, Tim runs a small business and is a real estate investor.

What he’s passionate about:

Making great things, with awesome people, having fun and making money.

Fun fact:

Tim has a myriad of stories to tell. Ask him sometime about how he sold a domain name for $5,000, used his scream for tortured soul #3 on Revenge of the Mummy The Ride at Universal Studios Singapore, or what it is like to live debt free (well, until his real estate investing started).