Kasey Klimes is the founder of Rhizome R&D, a design research and strategy consultancy that supports early-stage ventures as they navigate complex and ambiguous problem spaces. At Google, Kasey led design research for the first world-scale augmented reality experiences in Google Maps, which were listed among Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2021. As a city planner and data scientist at Gehl, he led urban transformations in cities around the world and architected the world’s largest public life database. He has since advised industry-leading venture studios, world-class medical research institutions, national digital news media organizations, and numerous startups. Kasey holds a Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in political science.