Saturday, August 18, 2012

Find: Facebook lead designer Ben Blumenfeld leaves for Designer Fund

Key thought: as developing apps gets cheaper, you add value with good design 


Facebook lead designer Ben Blumenfeld leaves for Designer Fund

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After five years at Facebook, lead designer Ben Blumenfeld is leaving his post to become co-director of Designer Fund, a full-service angel fund that provides mentorship and resources to up-and-coming designers hoping to start companies. While investors are watching closely to see who leaves Facebook in the wake of its IPO, this departure has been in the works for a while. Blumenfeld got Designer Fund off the ground a year ago with friend and colleague Enrique Allen, but is only now going to work full time at the company.

Allen, who previously worked for 500 Startups, helped launch Facebook Fund, a seed fund supporting entrepreneurs working on the Facebook platform. Blumenfeld and Allen collaborated at Facebook Fund, and were both irked...

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