Foundation Capital adds EIR to team

Foundation Capital has hired Melissa Miranda as its entrepreneur-in-residence. Previously, Miranda worked at IDEO before founding Tiny Post, which was acquired by TripAdvisor.

The firm blogged about Miranda joining the firm.


Silicon Valley venture capital firm Foundation Capital is proud to announce Melissa Miranda as Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
Foundation Capital’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program allows successful entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds to hone their innovative ideas and expertise in partnership with seasoned venture capital partners. The program was founded under the expectation that, given the proper resources, great minds will produce great ideas.

About Melissa
Melissa joins Foundation Capital with over 10 years experience as a designer, product leader, and entrepreneur. Prior to joining Foundation Capital, Melissa worked briefly at IDEO; then went on found Tiny Post, a social app used as a way to express yourself by writing on photos and sharing them with your network. The company was acquired by TripAdvisor in 2013. At TripAdvisor, Melissa focused on mobile product leadership and design thinking.

Drawing from her IDEO experience and training as a designer, Melissa will be working hand in hand with General Partner Steve Vassallo on a research project focused on finding unique ways to support design founders and better understand what is critical to their success.

Melissa holds her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College and her Master of Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

About Foundation Capital
Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to the proposition that one entrepreneur’s idea, with the right support, can become a business that changes the world. The company is made up of former entrepreneurs who set out to create the firm they wanted as founders. This forward-thinking team of VCs has helped companies like Lending Club change the way money is lent and borrowed, Sunrun reinvent the residential clean energy market, and Netflix revolutionize media distribution and consumption, among many others.

Foundation Capital is currently invested in more than 60 high-growth ventures in the areas of consumer, information technology, software, digital energy, financial technology and marketing technology. These investments include AdRoll, Beepi, Bolt Threads, DogVacay, Kik, ForgeRock, Lending Home, Localytics and Visier. The firm’s twenty-six IPOs include Netflix OnDeck, Chegg, Sunrun, MobileIron, Control4, TubeMogul, Envestnet, Financial Engines, Lending Club, NetZero, Responsys and Silver Spring Networks. Read more at