Tim Dick is the principal behind usehalf.org He cut his personal energy use by 50% between 2004 and 2006 and couldn’t tell the difference.

Aboard a high-tech. ferry in Spain

Tim is a partner at Startup Capital Ventures. He previously founded Hawaii Superferry, a company that is bringing energy-efficient inter-island vehicle ferry service to Hawaii. A serial entrepreneur, Tim was previously founder of Grassroots.com, a political web technology company. In 1995, he founded WorldPages.com, the internet's first white & yellow pages, which went public and is now part of British Telecom.

Previously, Tim was a principal at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he led CEO-level strategy consulting work with significant work in high-technology, transportation, oil & gas, electric utility industries along with key industry groups like the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Tim was previously an electrical engineer at Beckman Instruments, where he developed systems, software, and chip technology for medical electronics. He developed the first electronic speech synthesizer for use in hospital intensive care units, and the world's first instrument-on-a-chip during this time.

Tim holds an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine where he founded the UCI Cycling Team. He serves or has served as Board member and advisor to numerous companies including Dali Wireless a company that produces energy-efficient cellular phone systems, Hawaii Superferry, Emptor / Accept (acquired by Amazon), Affinity Engines, Biopacific, WorldPages, and Spoxel.

A believer in social responsibility, Tim co-founded TRUSTe.org which has become the internet’s privacy standard. He is a founding Board Member of Reef Check Hawaii and an active member of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association, and the Hawaii International Film Festival.

Passing Diamond Head, Hawaii

A life-long sailor, Tim was born in England to parents who instilled simple values for which he thanks them enormously. In spare moments, he enjoys sailing, spending time with his family, and traveling. He claims the only items he could not live without are his passport, Macintosh, and bicycle.