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Founded by designers, Designer Fund's team and network of advisors bring the best knowledge of how to use design to build iconic companies.

Our Team

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Co-founder, Managing Partner

Ben Blumenrose

Previously, Ben was a design lead at Facebook for over 5 years where he helped build products for nearly a billion people and grow Facebook’s world-class design team. He was also the design director at Varien which he helped build into one of the world’s leading e-commerce firms and a designer at CBS where he designed many of their prime time show web experiences.

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Co-founder, Managing Partner

Enrique Allen

Previously, Enrique was a designer at venture capital firms, including 500 Startups, Facebook’s fbFund, and Venrock, where he helped invest in companies like Wildfire (acquired by Google) and Behance (acquired by Adobe). As a Bay Area native and Stanford University alum, he continues to teach dmedia, one of the most popular courses at the Stanford design school.

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Design Partner

Dave Baggeroer

Designer, entrepreneur, engineer. Adjunct Professor at Stanford. Recently created Ozlo (acquired by Facebook).

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Design Program Manager

Mamie Rheingold

Designer of communities, environments and experiences. Worked at organizations of all scales, from the founding team of a startup to Google.

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Content & Marketing

Kelsey Aroian

Founder of Paladar Studio, a small creative shop that helps great organizations with artful storytelling. Previously led marketing programs at Asana.

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Maya Blumenfeld

Maya is the Principal at Blumenfeld Legal, where she provides results-oriented legal services as counsel for entrepreneurs, technology companies, venture funds, and investors.

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Daniel Scrivner

CEO of Flow. Previously, led design work and built design teams at Apple, Square, and more.

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Willem Van Lancker

Designer, entrepreneur, and product builder. Investor at Thrive Capital. Former founder of Oyster.

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Steve Vassallo

Steve is General Partner at Foundation Capital, where he works at the intersection of business, technology, and design. He has led investments in, and served on the boards of, Sunrun [RUN], Control4 [CTRL], Bolt Threads, Cerebras, Mode, Simple Habit, ForUsAll, Framer, Pocket, and Sentient Energy.

Interested in joining our team?