Steve Vassallo is a General Partner at Foundation Capital. He is the author of The Way to Design, a book for entrepreneurial designers who want to know what it takes to start a company, and for non-designer entrepreneurs and executives who want to understand how to make design a core value of their business.

Today, Steve is on the board of directors of Sunrun [RUN], Sentient Energy, Pocket, Mode Analytics, Bolt Threads, and AutoGrid. Past investments include Control4 [CTRL] and PrivateCore, which was acquired by Facebook.

He joined Design Driven NYC in June of 2017 to share the lessons he has learned as a venture capitalist, designer, and beyond.

FirstMark Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City.

To become a part of Design Driven NYC, visit