Tim Carter
Tim Carter

My CV / Resume



I help organisations achieve effective, collaborative growth. I am a fluent communicator and collaborator, with 23 years experience delivering strategic partnerships and advocacy as a lawyer, commercial technologist, entrepreneur and activist.

I provide:

  • designs for collaborative growth, including partnerships, ecosystems & joint projects
  • success in complex commercial negotiations
  • business development strategy for intellectual property
  • executive management
  • cross-functional team composition & leadership
  • coaching, support & mediation


In 2000 I joined Magic Circle law firm Allen & Overy as a trainee solicitor and qualified into the commercial  IP group, working on Communications, Media & Technology deals internationally for 5 years.

In 2005 I moved to Symbian Software as Legal Counsel to re-write Symbian OS licensing and expand software distribution with semiconductor reference designs.

After 2 years I joined Google's legal team as UK Counsel, advising on UK  policy, global product launches and commercial deals.

Within 18 months the Android team asked me to lead their new business development in EMEA, becoming Android's first business person outside the US.

After 7 years building Android partnerships, including 2 years creating the Android Africa team, I left Google to pursue scale-up journeys in payments, mobile health, fintechs and NGOs.

I spent 3 years co-founding and growing Peek Vision, an IP spin-out from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, by creating partnerships with INGOs, Governments, Universities, Funders and Industry to deliver eye care at population scale.

I also led partnerships at Silverfin, introducing scale-up practices and a new marketplace for accountant developers.

I coach founders and CEOs on their collaboration journeys and am a qualified mediator.

I also work on Boards helping organisations navigate all forms of collaboration for growth and creation.

Executive Experience

2020-2022 : Silverfin

accounting fintech

Vice President, Partnerships

  • member of executive team
  • responsible for platform integrations, marketplace & growth partnerships
  • delivered >100% yoy growth in marketplace revenue
  • created strategy for international growth

2015-2018 : Peek Vision

social impact

Co-founder & Chief Impact Officer

2015-2016 : Fortumo

payments fintech

Chief Revenue Officer

  • Responsible for sales, partnerships & product development (mobile payments for app stores)
  • Launched with Google Play & telco app stores

2008-2015 : Google

mobile & payments

Android Partnerships, EMEA

  • Founded the Android ecosystem in EMEA
  • Grew annual revenue from 0 to >£500m, acquiring >350m Android users across >100 countries
  • >60 partnerships with telcos, retailers & OEMs
  • created Africa strategy & dedicated team (blueprint for global emerging markets)

2007-2008 : Google

internet services

Legal Counsel for UK & Ireland

  • Joint head of Legal for UK & Ireland
  • commercial, litigation & product advice, UK law enforcement officer
  • acquisitions support (DoubleClick)
  • global telecoms lead

2005-2007 : Symbian

mobile software platform

Legal Counsel

  • software licensing, semiconductor reference designs, device development
  • strategic partnerships, patent licensing, acquisitions

2000-2005 : Allen & Overy

international law firm

Trainee & Associate

  • commercial agreements
  • IP licensing (software, telecoms, biotech)
  • M&A (IP advice)

1998 & 1999 : Barlow, Lyde & Gilbert 

specialist law firm


  • professional negligence litigation



email: tim@timcarter.org
mobile: 447920 231 520
LinkedIn: timcarterthehatman

How I work

How I work

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How to make a platform

How to make a platform

Solve fragmentation and provide consistency between users while offering unique value and ensuring user compliance.


Collaboration models

Collaboration models

What are collaboration models and how are they useful?