Thayer Ventures, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm focused exclusively on innovation in travel and transportation technology, appointed Katherine Grass as Venture partner.
Grass is based in Madrid and will help further accelerate the firm’s alignment with global strategic investors and its investment reach to startups in Europe and Asia.
She has more than twenty years in technology, allowing companies to view, formulate and drive investment and innovation. She served most recently as Global Head of Innovation and Ventures at Amadeus Group, where she created the innovation division, including Amadeus Ventures, an Open API program and a trends and research unit focusing on the latest trends impacting travel.
Led by Chris Hemmeter, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures is specifically focused on the travel and transportation industries supporting travel technology companies, including Duetto, ADARA, TripBam, Liftopia, Sonder, and ID90T.