Kevin Talbot

Kevin Talbot

VC - Silicon Valley

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Kevin has been an entrepreneur, operator and investor in both Canada and the USA for over 20 years. From 1997 until 2010, Kevin was with the venture capital arm of Royal Bank of Canada where he was Vice President of Venture Capital and Managing Director of RBC Venture Partners. He was focused on investments in financial services, SaaS and enterprise software throughout North America. He co-founded Relay Ventures in 2008 with John Albright, an early stage venture fund that describes its mission as "Strictly Mobile."  Kevin was an entrepreneur before becoming a VC. From a young age, he was encouraged to create his own opportunities, and startups are where he got most of the experience -- both failures and successes -- that he brings to the entrepreneurs he works with today.

Kevin served on the boards of companies acquired by Yahoo!), Oracle), IBM and Apple. He believes mobile, which he defines as the computing stack from the sensor to the cloud, represents the most significant computing paradigm ever because it will finally connect every human and eventually every machine on the planet. For the last year, he has been focused on opportunities in health care and education -- two sectors he sees that are ripe for significant disruption enabled by mobile computing and that will have a meaningful impact on our collective lives.

Kevin holds an MBA, with distinction, from York University, a BA degree in Strategic Studies and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Corporate Governance College at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Kevin also held an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Schulich School of Business (York University) in Toronto. Kevin is based in Menlo Park, Relay Ventures offices in the Silicon Valley.