In his role as Associate at OMERS Ventures, Gideon Hayden is responsible for researching and executing on investment opportunities in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors.
Gideon has first hand startup experience being the co-founder of Tradyo, a local marketplace application in the mobile classifieds space. During his time with Tradyo the company was labeled most outstanding venture by The Next 36 in Toronto, and was then financed by Silicon Valley incubator UpWest Labs where he spent 4 months working on both product strategy and business development. He also acted as the Silicon Valley correspondent for Betakit.com, covering emerging technology trends and evaluating the attractiveness of certain industries. These experiences along with working in the life sciences sector both in Canada and Denmark have given him a granular view of what it takes to build technology companies from the ground level.
Gideon holds a BCom in finance and global strategy from McGill University with distinction.