TORONTO & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Relay Ventures today announced that Horace Dediu has joined the venture capital firm as Partner and Chief Market Strategist. Horace is a renowned business analyst and leading expert on the mobile industry who recently shifted his attention and authority from mobile phones to smart transportation. He coined the term micromobility and is actively shaping how this concept will revolutionize urban transport within the next two decades.
“Horace is a visionary with an innate ability to predict seismic shifts in technology, first in the mobile sector and now with micromobility,” said Kevin Talbot, Managing Partner at Relay Ventures. “He will play an invaluable role on our team as we continue to support entrepreneurs who are using technology to make an impact across three key vertical markets, including mobility, proptech, and fintech.”
Horace is co-founder of Micromobility Industries and host of Micromobility America, an annual conference that takes place today from 8am to 6pm PDT at the historic Richmond Craneway Pavilion. The conference – which brings together the top builders, investors, policymakers, and thinkers on micromobility to discuss the latest transformations in transportation – will kick off with a much-anticipated keynote from Horace on the state of the micromobility industry. The complete agenda is available online.
“The path toward sustainable mobility runs through the judicious allocation of capital and resources,” notes Horace. “Relay Ventures is ideally composed and empowered to enable the next great phase of mobility innovation with the vision and optimism that it deserves. I look forward to nurturing new companies in emerging mobility as a member of the Relay team.”
Horace is a former student and mentee of the late Clayton Christensen. He was previously Senior Fellow at The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, where he devoted time to teaching and researching the impact of technology on the disruption of sectors.
Horace received his MBA from Harvard Business School and has a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.
About Relay Ventures
Relay Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm actively investing in mobility, proptech, and fintech. Founded in 2008, Relay has offices in Toronto, Calgary, and San Francisco and invests throughout North America and select global markets. For more information, visit relay.vc.