Tim Turpin

Senior Managing Director - VC / Green Tech Practice
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Basic Information

First Name

Tim

Last Name

Turpin

About Me

Tim has worked in technology PR for 16 years, and has developed expertise for guiding successful strategies and ongoing programs for venture capital firms and portfolio companies, as well as top innovators in green tech, software and search. Current clients include NEA, New World Ventures and Virgin Green Fund, video search pioneer Blinkx, and green tech leaders including DuPont Innovalight, Pinnacle Engines and Streetline Networks.

Prior to joining Spark in Summer 2007, Tim spent seven and a half years at OutCast Communications, where his clients included leading venture capital firms Azure Capital Partners, Foundation Capital and Khosla Ventures, tech innovators Metaweb Technologies and Zaplet, and green tech companies including Purfresh and Range Fuels.

Tim began his tech PR career in the early 1990s at Wilson McHenry Company, followed by four years with Blanc & Otus. Over the years, Tim has worked with a range of tech companies and investors including Acer, Apax Partners, Ariba, Borland, Clearstone Venture Partners, Micron PC, Motive Communications, NetGravity, Recurve, Sungevity, Symantec, Works.com and Vignette.

Before jumping into tech, Tim spent three years in corporate and energy efficiency marketing for Pacific Gas & Electric Company. He began his career as news bureau director, writer and editor for the University of the Pacific.

Professional Information

Company

Spark PR

Title

Senior Managing Director – VC / Green Tech Practice

Specialties

PR and communications strategies for:
Venture capital firms and their portfolio companies
Green tech companies
Startups

Strategy
Company launches
Media relations and influencer programs
Thought leadership events

Time Period

2008-10 – Present

Education

School Name

University of the Pacific

Major

B.A., Communications

Time Period

1985 – 1988

Additional Information

Websites

http://www.sparkpr.com