Tom Smith

Founding Partner

Atlanta, GA
With TTV since 2000


“Financial services should be a natural byproduct of one’s routine procurements…there should be no need for separate action.”

Tom is a Co-Founder and a Managing Partner of TTV. Under his leadership, TTV has been an early investor in Green Dot,, Cardlytics, MX, Greenlight, TaxBit, SmartAsset, among many others.

During his 20+ years in venture capital, Tom has excelled in identifying trends and emerging categories. Tom was one of the first to identify advances in stored value, money remittance, alternative and mobile payments, services for the underbanked, alternative loan origination, and payments-as-a-service.

Prior to founding TTV, Tom spent 30 years at IBM, primarily in senior leadership roles, including Vice President, IBM Americas and IBM Southern Area General Manager. Throughout his career at IBM, Tom managed business units with large teams and billions of dollars in revenue. In addition, he rolled out new products and technologies to many of the largest financial services companies throughout the United States.

He is particularly interested in embedded finance technology and cross-industry financial product distribution.

His community affiliations included the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, the Carter Center, and the Woodruff Arts Center. He received the Armin Maier citizenship award from the Downtown Rotary Club in 1998.

Tom earned a B.S. in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and completed the executive program at Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business.