Last month we announced the formation of Designer Founder Guild – a group of exceptional founders who are committed to helping more designers build and scale tech companies. With that announcement we also made available our first Knowledge Guide – a list of over 40 recommended investors who’ve backed companies co-founded by designers.
Today, we’re releasing our second Knowledge Guide: Recommended Tools. When starting a new company, many designer founders find they spend a lot of time researching and testing tools to help them effectively build their company. This includes design and product focused tools for A/B testing, prototyping, and design collaboration, as well as more general business tools to track customer support, invoicing, and sales. We believe we can make founders more successful by sharing this siloed knowledge more broadly.
Our second Knowledge Guide highlights tools our DFG members have found most successful in building their companies. Given these founders’ extra focus on product and design, these are often also the best-designed tools in their verticals. We’ve also included member comments for context. We hope this guide helps designer founders everywhere better execute on their vision and ultimately create more businesses with meaningful impact.