Timo is a pioneer in the world of influencer marketing and brand building. Aged twenty-one, he founded Fanbytes, helping global brands including Nike, Samsung, Deliveroo and the UK Government engage with Gen Z, via Influencer Marketing. In 2022, five and a half years post launch, Timo sold Fanbytes to global marketing company Brainlabs in an eight-figure exit. This marked Timo’s second successful exit, having sold his first business EntrepreneurXpress – a business media publication – to Horizon when he was just seventeen.
As one of the few visible black leaders in the marketing and tech space, Timo is a recognised thought leader on themes including reaching a Gen Z audience and creating a Gen Z mindset, the new world of media, and building and future-proofing a multi-generational workforce.
Timo has spoken to audiences worldwide including Goldman Sachs, YouTube, Barclays, PwC, and Nespresso, and shared the stage with leading media figures including Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. He has also won a string of accolades along the way, including Huffington Post’s Entrepreneur of the Year, named social media person of the year by The Drum, the 2021 face of Forbes 30 Under 30, and highlighted by London’s Evening Standard as one of the most influential people in the media industry.