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Steve Vassallo: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series
Join us for a conversation with Steve Vassallo, General Partner at Foundation Capital. He began at Foundation Capital in 2007 from Ning, a social platform he helped launch in 2004 and where he was vice president of product and engineering. Before Ning, Vassallo was director of engineering at Immersion. Previously, he was a project leader and design engineer at IDEO, where he developed more than a dozen successful products for companies including Cisco, Nike, BMW, Steelcase, McDonalds and Caterpillar.
Vassallo’s innovations have won him over 77 patents and several design awards, including the Business Week Design of the Decade Award, red dot design award 2009, IDEA99 Gold and Bronze Awards, NeoCon Gold and Most Innovative New Product Awards.
He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and both an M.S. in electro-mechanical engineering and MBA from Stanford.
The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is supported by the venture capital firm DFJ.