Tim Barrows is a general partner at Matrix, where he has invested in technology start-ups for thirty years. In his role as a lead investor and board member, Tim has assisted entrepreneurs in ushering ventures from their earliest stages through to successful outcomes. More than 15 of the companies he helped establish and grow have gone onto successful acquisitions or IPOs.
Tim has advised and supported entrepreneurs across a range of technology sectors, including enterprise software, SMB-focused business services, communications and semiconductors. He has counseled entrepreneurs through multiple economic cycles and various technology booms, and has mentored many first-time CEOs.
Under Tim’s stewardship, Matrix Partners has delivered some of the highest performing funds of all time and expanded into international markets.
Prior to Matrix Partners, Tim worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch White Weld, splitting his time between the technology group in corporate finance and the mergers and acquisitions group. He was also active in several seed stage investments.
While continuing to support entrepreneurs starting companies in the U.S., Tim leads the firm’s international efforts, which have included recruiting founding partners and establishing two new funds in Mumbai, India and Beijing, China.
Tim holds a BA in Political Economy from Williams College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.