Tim Rueth has been an investor/advisor/consultant to start-up companies, entrepreneurs and universities for the past 18+ years. His expertise lies in the areas of technology commercialization, general start-up coaching, and investment. Currently, he is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UCSD and was under contract with UCSD (for 14 years) as a Technology and Business Advisor at UCSD’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center, generating commercialization strategies, market research, and industry interest in numerous University technologies. Similarly, he is an advisor/consultant to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), one of the nation’s leading university technology transfer organizations. Also, he currently serves on the Selection Committee of EvoNexus, a San Diego high-tech start-up incubator, and is an advisor or consultant to several companies, helping with business development strategy and fund-raising. He has critiqued well over 1000 executive summaries and presentations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Tech Coast Angels, as well as the organization’s Screening Committee and is an active investor in southern California start-ups.
Tim's most recent operating role was President and CEO of Rhevision Technology, Inc., which he co-founded with a UCSD professor. Prior to these activities, he was employed by Qualcomm where he helped pioneer the world’s first CDMA chip-set and was promoted to the Vice President level. Prior to this, he was employed by Hewlett Packard designing integrated circuits.