news / 05.08.17

Design Thinking Needs To Think Bigger

Design thinking, as it was conceived 15 years ago, has outlived its usefulness. Enter systems thinking.

news / 05.01.17

The past, present, and future of design in Silicon Valley

Until very recently, success in Silicon Valley required focusing almost single-mindedly on an organization’s technical prowess.

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 / 04.04.17

Cohesity raises $90M+ Series C round for its hyperconverged data platform

Cohesity, a company that helps enterprises to store and manage all of the secondary data they create outside of their production apps...

news / 02.24.17

The 3 M’s of Performance Marketing: What Every CEO Should Know

Performance marketing has become such an essential driver of business success that CEOs who overlook it do so at the detriment of their business.

news / 02.23.17

Women Founders And Funders Fight Back Against Trump’s Immigration Ban

Like Perdomo, venture capital partner Joanne Chen has pledged to remain vocal.

news / 01.30.17

Deep Learning Will Radically Change the Ways We Interact with Technology

Even though heat and sound are both forms of energy, when you were a kid, you probably didn’t need to be told not to speak in thermal convection.

news / 01.10.17

Employee retirement savings advisor ForUsAll hits $100 million in AUM

“The paradigm shift from defined pensions to defined contributions happened for a reason and we’re not going back,” Inoue says.

news / 12.21.16

Three Resolutions Every Marketer Should Make This Year

How video can help your brand get personal, scalable, and virtual in 2017

news / 12.21.16

Why Most Great Designers Are Poorly Equipped To Be Founders

I’ve been conducting a massive research project on the role of design in today’s startups and on what designer founders need to do to succeed.

news / 12.20.16

Why Design Can Make Or Break Your Startup

Design is non-negotiable for startups. Businesses, even in the very recent past, weren't doomed to certain failure because of a weak design emphasis.

news / 12.19.16

Top Investors Look For This One Essential Trait in Founders

In my experience, the pitch matters a lot less than the people or the product.

news / 12.15.16

How Much Can Design Make or Break a Startup?

Originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

news / 12.14.16

Silicon Valley Tech Leaders Meet with President-Elect Donald Trump

Venture Capitalist Paul Holland says it makes sense for tech leaders to come to the table.

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.

news / 11.30.16

8 tech startup trends to watch in 2017

Artificial intelligence startups will be big next year, along with startups in cybersecurity, chatbots, VR and legalized recreational marijuana, according to experts.

news / 11.21.16

Don’t miss this: Joanne Chen talking drones at Web Summit 2016.

Romeo Durscher of DJI with Joanne Chen of Foundation Capital at our AutoTech conference at #WebSummit 2016.

news / 11.10.16

After Trump’s Election, Women Are More Worried About Diversity In Tech

Tech has long been dominated by white males. Underrepresented groups hope Trump’s victory won’t make tech’s diversity problem worse.

news / 11.09.16

With Donald Trump’s surprising victory, Silicon Valley is having a meltdown

President-elect Donald Trump. That reality landed Wed. morning to the kind of welcome the tech community usually reserves for an unexpected cyber attack.

news / 11.08.16

Why B2B Marketers Are Ready to Go All in on Programmatic

A just-released survey of B2B marketers and agencies discovered that it's a defining moment for B2B programmatic adoption.

news / 10.24.16

Venture Capitalists Hunt for the Next Big Thing

As they struggle to predict what tech might spark a new boom, investors spread their bets

news / 10.17.16

Fintech Investment Slides as Insurance Tech Gains

The unexpectedly large turnout at last week’s insurance technology conference in Las Vegas speaks to the changes in the fintech landscape.

news / 10.06.16

How to Find the Right Marketing Leader for Your Company

Why are CEOs perennially frustrated with their marketing leads?

news / 10.05.16

Designing The Next Steve Jobs

I remember talking with him when he would come to our offices at Ideo with his most intractable design problems.

news / 09.30.16

Attending a Conference: It’s About More Than a Lanyard

I’ve organized my fair share of industry conferences and attended even more. And on either side, my experience has been a mixed bag — of the branded tote variety.

news / 09.20.16

Foundation Capital Announces Promotions on Leadership Team

We are excited to announce the promotions of these 3 well-deserving leaders who have the expertise to manage Foundation Capitals operational functions

news / 09.09.16

Reflections on a historic few months for online video

This has been my Summer of Video — several months when it became clear to me that we’ve reached an inflection point in the transition from linear TV to online video.

news / 08.26.16

Why Venture Capitalists Are Betting on Marketing Tech Over Ad Tech

The distinction between the two sectors is increasingly blurring, but investors say a predictable revenue model is key.

news / 08.10.16

The Gig Is Up: The Real Value Of Gig Economy Startups Isn’t The Model — It’s The Supply

Recently, the gig economy – aka the “on-demand” or “shared” economy – has drawn as much ire and excitement and cash from venture capital investors.

news / 06.29.16

The Rise of Self-Learning Software

Looking ahead, self-learning software will be the one thing that distinguishes legacy enterprise applications from modern ones.

news / 06.13.16

Should You Catch the Virtual Reality Wave?

It's not yet the age of virtual reality, but more and more marketers are dipping their toes into the technology.

news / 03.28.16

Why The Enemy of Entrepreneurs Is About To Become Their Best Friend

The distinction between the two sectors is increasingly blurring, but investors say a predictable revenue model is key.

news / 12.10.15

5 big martech challenges that marketers will face in 2016

The evolution of marketing technology has come a long way this year.

news / 09.16.15

5 Keys to Unlock the Decade of the CMO

As CMOs gain more power in the boardroom — and over technology spend — it will be critical that they understand the factors that drive success.

news / 07.31.15

Dreamers and Disruptors: How the Evolution of Silicon Valley is Reshaping Our World

The earliest companies in Silicon Valley were created by dreamers. Driven by visions of an improved future, these dreamers built entirely new areas of technology, including semiconductors, computers and networking.

news / 12.23.14

15 is the new 25

Foundation Capital hosted FCT3, an event where more than 20 high school kids got a platform to talk about their vision for the future of technology.

news / 11.29.14

How to Build an Empire, the Netflix Way

In the first episode of “Marco Polo,” Netflix’s coming original series, the Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan sits on a throne in his gilded palace.