Soleio

Soleio

Designer × Investor

About

Software designer turned investor. Led early design at Facebook, Messenger, then Dropbox. Now investing in extraordinary software startups and helping them win through great design.

Proud backer of Figma, Vercel, Universe, Vanta, Cambly, Synthesia, Read.cv, Pulley, Framer, and many more around the globe.

Early stage capitalism. Wonder junkie. 🃏

Work Experience

2021 — Now
Investor at Soleio LP
London, United Kingdom

Advancing the state of design in tech.

2016 — 2021
San Francisco, California

Cofounded a seed-stage venture fund that invested in design-forward startups: Tia, Built Robotics, Parsley Health, On Deck, Northstar, Config, Career Karma, etc.

2014 — 2017
San Francisco, California

Supported Figma’s early product and go-to-market strategies, mentored the team’s design leadership, recruited key hires. Day one design evangelist.

2012 — 2014
San Francisco, California

Helped grow a team of three designers into a world-class organization of over 40 people across product, research, and brand studios.

2005 — 2011
Designer at Facebook
Palo Alto, California

One of Facebook’s first gen designers. Created and built some of the company’s seminal products: Groups, Video, Like, Chat, Messenger. Made the number go up.

Speaking

2022
London, United Kingdom

Fireside chat with Soleio and Yuhki Yamashita, exploring how product, product design and design systems help companies succeed and scale.

2020
San Francisco, California

Keynote address at Figma’s inaugural conference about the future of software design and open source.

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