3 Case Studies on the Business Impact of Design: Pinterest, Gusto, & Slack

Over the past 5 years we’ve invested in over 30 startups and have partnered with dozens of top design teams, from early stage to public companies. There’s a big problem we’ve seen over, and over again that’s holding back our industry: Designers need to understand and communicate how their work impacts the success of their Read more…

We’re hiring a Design Program Manager

Designer Fund is looking for a Bridge Program Manager who is passionate about design, education and leadership development. If you’re interested in a world where everyone can use good design, say hello to us here. About Designer Fund The mission of Designer Fund is to invest in leaders and empower them with design to improve the Read more…

We’re hiring a Design Manager

Designer Fund is looking for a Design Manager who is passionate about design community and design education. You’ll play a key role in helping early stage startups design the best products, scale their design teams and use design as a strategic advantage. If you want a future where good design is the norm, not the exception, Read more…

Announcing Heartbeat: Redesigning Cardiology

We’re excited to announce our investment in Heartbeat, a modern medical practice company that is redesigning the field of cardiology. Heartbeat is the creating the first-ever digital risk assessment and prevention service for cardiovascular health. Healthcare is a space we care deeply about, and Heartbeat presents an opportunity to vastly improve people’s lives at scale. Read more…

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…

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