Arboretum Ventures
Tim Petersen, Managing Director

Tim Petersen is a managing director at Arboretum Ventures, a healthcare focused venture capital firm managing over $450 million in capital. Tim’s investments primarily target capital-efficient medical device, health IT and services companies that redefine models for care delivery and improve access to care. Tim’s exited investments include Accuri, HealthMedia, Inogen and IntelliCyt, each generating between four and ten times Arboretum’s investment. Prior to joining Arboretum, Tim helped establish the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan, serving as its Managing Director. He also directed the activities of the Wolverine Venture Fund, the Institute’s venture fund focused on early-stage life science and technology investments. Tim is involved in a number of community efforts focused on venture capital and entrepreneurship and has served as Chairman of the Michigan Venture Capital Association. Tim holds a BA in Economics from Williams College, an MS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.