Enrique Allen

Co-Director, Designer Fund

Enrique Allen is the co-founder of Designer Fund where he invests between $100K – $1M in tech startups that are design leaders including Stripe, Gusto, Omada Health, AltSchool and Framer. He helps build and educate design teams through Designer Fund’s professional development program, Bridge, with top designers from companies like Dropbox, Pinterest and Facebook.

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


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