Steve Horowitz, Partner, Alpha Edison

Steve Horowitz is currently a Partner at Alpha Edison, a venture capital company in Los Angeles, California. Previously, he was Vice President of Technology for Snap Inc. and brings vast technology expertise including the development of world-class products at Snap, Google, Microsoft, and Apple.

Prior to joining Snap, Mr. Horowitz was Senior Vice President of Software Engineering for Google’s Motorola Mobility. While at Motorola, he was responsible for software strategy and development of the best-selling smartphones in Motorola history including Moto G, Moto X and the Droid franchise.

From January 2009 through November 2012, Mr. Horowitz was Chief Technology Officer at Quotient, where he oversaw worldwide engineering and technology strategy. Prior to Quotient, he was at Google and led the engineering team responsible for the creation of Android. He introduced Android along with Google cofounder Sergey Brin via the Android Developer Challenge and gave the world’s first public demonstration of Android at Google I/O.

Prior to Google, Mr. Horowitz was at Microsoft and spent nine years in leadership roles shipping a series of consumer products. He was also one of the earliest employees at Be Inc., where he played a key role in developing and then introducing the BeOS at the Agenda 95 conference to a standing ovation.

Mr. Horowitz began his career at Apple where he spent six years working on Macintosh products and technologies, including the first extensible Macintosh Control Panel, which he developed at Apple during a summer internship while attending college at the University of Michigan. He holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.