Our team

“We couldn’t be more different, except for our shared values. And that makes working together enjoyable.”

Enrique Allen

Enrique Allen

Lecturer

Enrique Allen is the Co-director of the Designer Fund where he invests in designers creating businesses with meaningful impact. Designer Fund invests between $100K – $1MM in startups co-founded by designers,  produces a professional development program for designers called Bridge and publishes resources like Designer Founders, a book series that interviews designers about the path they took to create companies.

Previously Enrique has was a designer at venture capital funds including 500 Startups, Facebook’s fbFund and Venrock, where he helped invest in companies like Wildfire (acquired by Google) and Behance (acquired by Adobe).

Enrique has been teaching at the Stanford dschool since 2009 and is currently a co-instructor of dmedia.stanford.edu. He’s also an alum of dschool courses like Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability where we worked with Proximity in Myanmar and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

After playing on Stanford’s Division 1 team, Enrique still loves playing soccer. In his free time, he creates public art with the Mural Music & Arts Project, cooks vegetarian recipes, hikes and meditates.

Contact: @twitter.com/enriqueallen or enrique -at- dschool -dot- stanford -dot- edu

Who’s here in 2016-2017

Our Broader Network

These superstars have been a part of our teaching teams, fellows, staff or founding team. They continue to do amazing work at Stanford and in the world.

  • Abby King
  • Adam French
  • Alex Kazaks
  • Alex Ko
  • Amal Aziz
  • Anja Svetina-Nabergoj
  • Anne Fletcher
  • Anne Gibbon
  • Barry Katz
  • Ben Grossman-Kahn
  • Brett Westervelt
  • Brian Witlin
  • Brit D'Arbeloff
  • Caitria O'Neill
  • Carly Geehr
  • Carol Winograd
  • Caroline O'Connor
  • Carr Wilkerson
  • Charlie Ellinger
  • Claudia Kotchka
  • Colter Leyes
  • Corey Ford
  • Corina Yen
  • Dan Bomze
  • Daniel Steinbock
  • David Klaus
  • Elizabeth Gerber
  • Emily Ma
  • Enrique Allen
  • Erica Estrada
  • Erika Basu
  • Erin Liman
  • Eugene Korsunskiy
  • Evelyn Huang
  • Fred Leichter
  • Gayle Curtis
  • Guido Kovalskys
  • James Monsees
  • Jason Chua
  • Jason Conroy
  • Jenny Stefanotti
  • Jim Ratcliffe
  • Joe Brown
  • Joel Sadler
  • Jofish Kaye
  • John Keefe
  • John Kembel
  • John Lilly
  • Jules Sherman
  • Kerry O’Connor
  • Kim Jacobson
  • Kim Saxe
  • Kris Woyzbun
  • Krista Donaldson
  • Larry Leifer
  • Lia Siebert
  • Lochlann Jain
  • Maryanna Rogers
  • Matt Haney
  • Maureen Caroll
  • Meg Lee
  • Mel Lee
  • Micah Lande
  • Michael Shanks
  • Mike Levinthal
  • Molly Wilson
  • Nat Woyzbun
  • Neema Moraveji
  • Nitzan Waisberg
  • Olga Trusova
  • Peter Rubin
  • Peter Sims
  • Purin Phanichphant
  • Rich Crandall
  • Sandy Speicher
  • Scott Klemmer
  • Susan Hosking-Ramos
  • Tammy Goodall
  • Taylor Cone
  • Uri Geva
  • Wendy Ju
  • Yusuke Miyashita