Hey I’m Oliver. Welcome :)
I’m on a mission to live well: intelligently and wholeheartedly with love, humour and courage.
Hyperbolec is my thoughts on micromobility, art, investing, climate change, loving well and the connections between them all.
I lived in New Zealand, Canada, USA and Qatar before joining Uber as an early employee in Australasia. I led early Mobility-as-a-Service transit integrations and Uber’s global blockchain working group, among other things.
I now cohost the Micromobility Podcast and conference with Horace Dediu and invest in companies building the sort of future I want to see. I’m also an Edmund Hillary Fellow, supporting global impact ventures from New Zealand.
I can be found on Twitter at @oliverbruce and in the real world in Wellington, NZ. I love meeting new people. Please reach out.
THINGS TO TALK TO ME ABOUT
Electric bikes and scooters will fundamentally reshape our transport systems. They’re cheap, quick, clean and perfectly matched to how we travel: predominantly short trips.
Micromobility vehicles will become the primary vehicle type around which our cities will be designed.
I consult to/give talks to governments and startups in the micromobility space on go-to-market, regulation and business models. My best work here is ‘Why You Should Pay Attention to Micromobility’.
I was lucky to make money that was superfluous to my living expenses early in my life. I try and deploy it intelligently to create the sort of world I want to see.
I focus on companies that make money disrupting the unsustainable status quo and creates change by compounding on itself.
I currently back companies building Mobility-as-a-Service offerings (Mevo, Spring, Weel), next generation crypto platforms (Dfinity, Numerai) and climate mitigation/adaptation tech (Terminator Breakers, Carbonscape, Weavegrid).
If you think what you’re doing is a good match for my funding/assistance, please DM me on Twitter.