The IoTC is privileged to announce that we are joined by two new and prestigious members on our Advisory Board, Chris Rezendes of INEX IoT Impact Labs and David Horowitz of Touchdown Ventures.
Chris Rezendes is the Founder of INEX Advisors, INEX IoT Impact LABS and IoT Capital Partners. INEX Advisors serves Fortune 5000 enterprise, industrial and technology companies seeking to enhance existing businesses and develop new business models through the deployment of Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions. Impact LABS is an IoT commercialization accelerator that live-pilots early-stage IoT solutions in the field with small and mid-sized businesses. Current Sponsors include: Analog Devices, Dell , Foley and Lardner, GE, INEX, Intel and PTC/ ThingWORX. IoT Capital Partners is an IoT-dedicated early stage investment vehicle under construction with experienced early-stage tech investor Roger Krakoff. Currently, our team holds positions in 15 early stage IoT companies.
Chris is also the Co-Organizer of the IoT Meetup Boston/ New England (>2,300 members) that meets monthly. Chris speaks often at local, regional, national and global events focused on IoT, innovation, impact investing and a number of industry events where IoT has significant potential. He grew up Fall River, MA and graduated from Harvard University.
David is the co-founder and CEO of Touchdown Ventures, a firm that partners with leading corporations to manage their corporate venture capital investments. Prior to starting Touchdown Ventures, David was a founding partner and Managing Director at Comcast Ventures for 14 years. David joined Comcast Ventures in 2000 as one of the first employees of the venture capital group. At Comcast Ventures, David focused on investments in digital media, advertising technology, digital home, education and financial technology. David managed investments in Entropic (NASDAQ: ENTR), Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN), Invite Media (acquired by Google), LinkShare (acquired by Rakuten), Nuera Communications (acquired by Audicodes), Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI), and XOS Digital (acquired by JumpTV/Neulion.) David also led investments in several prominent privately-held companies including BlackArrow, Ninth Decimal, SnagFilms, UberMedia, Videology, Visible World, and Zero Fox.
Prior to Comcast Ventures, David worked in investment banking at Bear Stearns. David also started and runs the South Jersey Technology Networking Group. David graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with highest honors from the University of Michigan.