Funding & Exits


@johnmaeda Discussion on when good design is good business with McKinsey senior partner Hugo Sarrazin:

@johnmaeda Canadian entrepreneur and investor Sarah Prevette seeks to redesign design school for kids:

@aileenlee So true @DanielleMorrill. What's sad is something that can be so special + great has become so negative in some people's minds.

@kpcb Check this out: A @KPCBFellows Journey In Silicon Valley. cc: @airware

@mabb0tt RT @michaelrwolfe: In theory, better design is not a sustainable competitive advantage. In reality, it almost always is.

@kpcb “Endeavor to have a culture that’s highly effective at getting important work done.” - CEO of @Netflix @ReedHastings

@JShoee RT @Stammy: #WelcomeBackJack #CongratsAdamBain

@kpcb Be bold when pitching mission driven startups to investors. Disregard those saying “Don’t try, it’s too hard.”

@kpcb Can’t wait to hear @mabb0tt talk #startup success and #VC at @AWSReInvent on 10/8 in Las Vegas. #ReInvent

@johnmaeda Having Dan Shiffman on your desktop is an advanced feature of the new Processing 3:

@kpcb Customer Service, Then vs. Now cc: @directly #InternetTrends

@kpcb RT @KPCBFellows: Santiago joined us this past summer as a @KPCB Fellow at @Airware. Here's his story

@kpcb .@ReedHasting’s best advice for CEO’s: Be authentic when leading your company - people are inspired by authenticity.

@johnmaeda Great design needs great technology -- the two are intertwined. (2014)

@mabb0tt RT @pawelkadysz: I love what @gumroad does. It's like an online seller's dream comes true every time they release a new feature.

@johnmaeda “Seemingly contrasting fields inform each other when brought together.” —Prof Hiroshi Ishii

@johnmaeda Dictionary-guru Erin McKean seeks to champion the “madeupical” words of our times:

@kpcb Customer Success, Then vs. Now cc: @GainsightHQ #InternetTrends

@kpcb Is company culture a strong reflection of the founder and CEO? @ReedHastings shares his thoughts w/ @JohnDoerr

@johnmaeda New discussion with McKinsey & Co’s Hugo Sarrazin on *when* good design is good business:

@johnmaeda “Foster a good code review culture in which finding defects is viewed positively.”

@johnmaeda RT @MengTo: Finally, a way to work with adaptive layouts in Sketch!

@kpcb RT @KPCBFellows: Spend next summer working with the brightest minds and companies in Silicon Valley

@mabb0tt RT @jbdowney83: .@thehill just posted my op-ed "The War on Drones" - a case for prosecution over prohibition. Read it here:

@johnmaeda “The rules of proportion apply equally well to the Parthenon or to a can of Campbells soup.” —Paul Rand (1996)

@AnjneyMidha 4 great options for xmas VR presents this year: GearVR ($99), Zeiss VR One ($99), Viewmaster VR ($30), Gmyle VR ($15)

@johnmaeda Understanding the relationships is more important than knowing the parts. Context > Content.

@kpcb Customer Communication, Then vs. Now cc: @Intercom #InternetTrends

@kpcb “Social mission translates to financial opportunity.” @iTunespodcasts #Ventured

@johnmaeda Making art always begins from the compromised position of not being fully ready -- improvisation readily closes the gap.

@johnmaeda A = Worrying, B = Thinking, C = Doing. Recommend A < B << C. (2010)

@johnmaeda Curiosity runs counter to established processes, unless the norm is to re-invent and grow.

@AnjneyMidha RT @neiltyson: The @MartianMovie — where you learn all the ways that being Scientifically Literate can save your life.

@johnmaeda The WSJ graphics team delivers a fine map of regional music tastes:

@algore I'm excited to be here at @Stanford today as students #ActOnClimate so that we can #KnowTomorrow. Join us:

@johnmaeda RT @McKinsey: From drafting table to boardroom: Kleiner Perkins Caufield + Byers' John Maeda on good business from good design:

@johnmaeda If superheroes were visually analyzed like employees now in the talent-verse:

@dinobecirovic RT @ThingsWork: This is how selfies are taken in space

@aileenlee Right back at ya team @textio - building magical tech. We <3 you too @Noah_L @CowboyVC

@kpcb The first 4 yrs of @Netflix’s existence was about survival. Here’s the backstory: #Ventured @iTunesPodcasts