3 Tips for Designing Behavior Change

The following is a guest post from Patrick Weiss, Director of Product Design at Omada Health. Every person building a product is ultimately designing for behavior change. Regardless of the type of problem your product is trying to solve, you need to (1) capture the user’s attention, (2) convince them to engage with your product Read more…

4 Ways Design Can Improve our Healthcare System

Earlier this month, we welcomed top design leaders and founders for a discussion about how design can impact the state of healthcare. Our panelists from Omada Health, Better, Commure, Clover Health, and Collective Health also shared case studies from their own work about how they design their products and services to drive positive outcomes. Below Read more…

Join us for The Business Impact of Design on September 12th

The tech industry is finally inviting design to have “a seat at the table.” However, we still need to continuously answer questions like, “why should we invest limited resources in design?” and “why is it important to invest early in design?” Join us for an evening of case studies on how to demonstrate the value Read more…

An Evening on Designing for Digital Health

At Designer Fund, we believe the world needs better design, and we want to see better user experience in markets like financial services, business tools and digital health. To date, we’ve invested in eight healthcare companies and think that healthcare is a meaningful space for design to have a huge impact. We’re excited to bring together Read more…

Our 2017 Investments in Design Innovation

This year, we’ve focused on assisting the growth of our portfolio. With 9 investments including multiple follow-ons, we’ve continued to support mission-driven teams who solve problems in markets that traditionally lack design innovation like financial services, health, and business tools. We’re thrilled to back Stripe’s international growth as they process tens of billions of dollars Read more…

The Future of Design Entrepreneurship

After half a decade of designer co-founded companies such as Airbnb, Pinterest, Instagram, and Kickstarter, what will the next five years of design entrepreneurship bring? On October 18th, Designer Fund co-director Enrique Allen joined industry leaders at AbobeMAX to discuss how the role of designers in business will continue to evolve and change. The panel, Read more…

Moxxly Acquired to Redesign the Breast Pump Experience

A few years ago while teaching at Stanford d.school I met designer Gabrielle Guthrie. She had been working on her master’s thesis to reinvent the breast pump, bringing a valuable beginner’s mindset to a product that’s remained largely unchanged since the 1980’s. Gabrielle was committed to solving a real problem for new mothers returning to Read more…

Behind the Rebrand: How Hustle is Designing for Impact

How often do you pick up a call from an unrecognized number? How many marketing emails lie in your inbox unread?  The way we communicate, organize, and spread important information is changing rapidly and traditional forms of outreach are falling short. For example, in an active political climate, campaigns and organizations need to be able Read more…

Introducing Framer Design, Bridging The Gap Between Code and Design

Design tools have always been critical in helping us manifest and build world-changing products and services. However, as the products and services we design become more interactive and complex, our tools have not kept up. This is why Designer Fund invests in designers and engineers building better design and development tools as they are essential to helping us create the Read more…

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