About Tim

Tim Berry, co-founder of Eugene Social, is also founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software, founder of bplans.com, and a co-founder of Borland International. He has a Stanford MBA degree. He taught starting a business at the University of Oregon for 11 years. He’s the conceptual author of Business Plan Pro and LivePlan, author of The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, co-author of 3 Weeks to Startup, both published in 2008 by Entrepreneur Press.

He’s on Twitter a lot. Business Week included him as one of its top 20 entrepreneurs to follow on twitter in March of 2010. And the New York Times included him as number six in the top 11 companies to follow on twitter in June of 2010.Business Insider includes him in top 20 entrepreneurs to follow in December of 2010. He’s @timberry on Twitter.

He likes blogging and social media. It reminds him of his first career as a journalist. He was night editor for UPI in Mexico City for three years, and McGraw-Hill World News correspondent for Mexico for five years. He wrote regularly for Business Week and other McGraw-Hill publications, and occasionally for Financial Times and others.

Aside from the MBA degree, he also holds a magna cum laude BA from the University of Notre Dame, and an MA from University of Oregon with honors in Journalism.

He’s seen startups and small business from multiple views. He’s landed investment from a Palo Alto venture capital firm and bought them back. He’s consulted with venture capitalists on software startups, essentially kicking tires. He’s consulted with startups on bringing in venture capital, and angel investors, and business loans, and friends and family.

He’s married 42 years, father of five.

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