We had the pleasure of meeting Enrique Allen when we were in San Francisco recently – his Designers Fund has been a breakthrough in thinking about designers as entrepreneurial forces. The wonderful Superflux from London are a part of their batch of companies, so not just US-based or West Coast investing then.
They are the kind of angel fund that are perfect for the kinds of design entrepreneurs we are working with at Upstarter.
And now the first draft of the book Designer Founders is online, and really worth a read about how designers get to be founders, and starts with Evan Sharp from Pinterest. Its amazing that it has taken so long, but it seem that there are more and more of them.
It’s not just a blip, its a whole new wave.