Steve is a general partner at Foundation Capital, where he invests at the intersection of design, technology and business. As a former IDEO product designer and entrepreneur, he believes in the power of design to confront big challenges and create new markets. Steve has invested in and guided numerous designer-founded startups, including Pocket, Framer, Nonobject and Post Social. He holds 77 patents and several design awards, including Business Week Design of the Decade, Red Dot Design Award 2009, and IDEA99 Gold Award.
Steve cofounded Product Minds, a series of professional and creative enrichment events for the entrepreneurial design community. And he has been an active advisor to the Designer Fund since its beginning.