A Guide to Becoming a Designer Founder.

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We’ve built the firm that we wanted as founders.

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What is Design?

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Too Much Empathy Can Kill Your Company

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Designer Dialogues: Nate Weiner

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Ideas

We think the sturdiest foundation on which to build a company is knowledge, insight, and a unique point of view.

a/v / 04.27.17

Design Is

The Way To Design is the first guidebook to this new world and this new understanding of design.

research / 04.27.17

The Way to Design

It's a journey, a creative expedition. And I've written this book to help you find your way.

news / 04.26.17

The Case Against Empathy

Designers love to tout their ability to empathize with users. But too much empathy can kill a company. Here’s what to do instead.

news / 12.13.16

Quora Session with Steve Vassallo

I’ve been working on a months-long research project on this question &, more broadly, the role of design & of designer founders in the tech ecosystem.

Blog / 04.27.17

Introducing The Way to Design

It's been a long road getting from there to here, but without further ado, allow me to humbly present … The Way to Design.

Blog / 02.27.17

Designer Dialogues: Nate Weiner, Founder and CEO @ Pocket

Let’s start with the big news: Pocket is being acquired by Mozilla, and will continue on as a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary.

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Events

We host a wide range of events, from talks to dinners to summits, helping to inspire and connect the brightest minds in the country.

Foundation Capital Marketing Collective

March 30 / 8:30 am10:30 am San Francisco

Our FC Marketing Collective consists of marketers and/or founders/CEOs within our portfolio. It’s an opportunity to connect with each other, talk shop, and enjoy some grub.

FC Supper Club

April 4 / 6:00 pm9:00 pm Menlo Park

Foundation Capital and DCVC are hosting a small group of investors (10-12) for a dinner on April 4th and would love for you to join.  Our special guest for this dinner is Steve Kaplan of Chicago Booth Business School, who was our professor and is THE world-renowned researcher of the venture industry.  

Becoming Facebook Book Launch

April 7 / 4:30 pm7:30 pm Menlo Park

Foundation Capital and XSeed Capital are pleased to invite you to an event launching ‘Becoming Facebook’.

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