Tim Exile, Warp artist and creator of Endlesss, The Flesh, Sloo, The Mouth, Slow, The Finger, and more now needs our help as he faces a cancer crisis. His sister Anna Shaw is organizing the fundraiser to support him and his family in this challenging time.

Updated: the funding call has been extended to support Endlesss developers:

Thank you again for all your donations and for spreading the word so widely. We’re still blown away by the generosity and how quickly we smashed through the original £40k target. Because of this, Tim would like to extend the campaign to raise money to support the Endlesss team who worked faithfully for many months without pay to keep the lights on. Donations from £40k-£80k will go to the Endlesss team.

In the best of times, working in music tech can be punishing. And sometimes, more hits at once than anyone can deal with. From Anna’s description on GoFundMe (excerpted). Unfortunately, it reveals – as I had feared personally – that the collapse of the business and Tim’s health care together and intertwined.

Tim Exile and his family need urgent support as they recover from Tim’s cancer treatment and the knock-on collapse of Endlesss, the music software business he founded. This has left Tim and his family with no savings or income. Due to Tim’s recent major surgery it will be months before he is able to return to work. His partner cares full time for their twin daughters.

Tim’s symptoms started in March last year, 3 months after his twin daughters were born. He was diagnosed with aggressive bladder cancer in July and underwent two surgeries in the following months to remove tumours. Tim worked tirelessly and fearlessly throughout this rollercoaster to make sure Endlesss kept providing value to its community and an income for its team, alongside learning the ropes of being a father to twins.

Knowing he’d be unable to work for so long after the surgery, he looked for a buyer to take over the business. He didn’t take a salary for 6 months and delayed his surgery date by 6 weeks to do this. With a buyer finally found, he went for surgery at the end of April. Devastatingly, the deal collapsed a couple of weeks later, forcing the company to be placed into liquidation.

The full description is on GoFundMe. They’re looking for funds to help him rebuild and care for his family. It looks like they’re almost there.

Support Tim Exile & family through their cancer crisis