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Investments

26

Portfolio Exits

10

Partners & Customers

9

About IDEO

IDEO is a global design and innovation consultancy. The company aims to create positive impact through design by taking a human-centered approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate, grow, and bring to market new ideas.

IDEO Headquarter Location

Pier 28 Annex The Embarcadero

San Francisco, California, 94105,

United States

415-615-5000

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Latest IDEO News

Embattled Ideo CEO Sandy Speicher is stepping down

Apr 20, 2022

1 minute Read Sandy Speicher, Ideo’s first female CEO, is leaving the company. Ideo announced the news in a press release yesterday. advertisement Sandy Speicher [Photo: Flickr user Eoin McMillan ] Ideo—best known for popularizing the notion of “ design thinking “—is one of the world’s most renowned design studios, operating nine international offices, and earning more $100 million in annual revenue. Its clients have included Apple, Coca-Cola, and Ford. Speicher has been CEO since 2019 after she took over the role from longtime CEO Tim Brown . She had been at the company since 2004, with the majority of her time spent managing education products. Under Speicher, Ideo’s pristine reputation has faced scrutiny. The news of her departure comes 11 months after former Ideo employee George Aye wrote a damning essay alleging that Ideo perpetuated a toxic work culture, which disproportionately affected many women and employees of color. Aye described working there as “an interview that never ends.” Ideo also drew criticism during Speicher’s tenure for posting a tone deaf response to the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. While Ideo searches for the “right leadership to take us forward,” Ideo’s Chief Creative Officer Paul Bennett and Tim Brown, who has been serving as executive chair,  will be co-CEOs. advertisement advertisement In the press release, Brown praised Speicher’s work on the Innova Schools project to bring education to tens of thousands of Peru’s middle class, along with her efforts to decrease Ideo’s environmental impact by turning it into a net zero company. “Sandy will always be a valued member of the Ideo family and we will always treasure her as such,” he wrote. advertisement

IDEO Investments

26 Investments

IDEO has made 26 investments. Their latest investment was in Curve Health as part of their Series A on February 2, 2022.

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IDEO Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/7/2022

Series A

Curve Health

$12M

Yes

11

4/14/2021

Seed VC - II

Gitcoin

$11.3M

Yes

2

6/27/2017

Seed VC

InFarm

$4.54M

Yes

2

4/23/2015

Series A

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$99M

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10

2/4/2014

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

Date

2/7/2022

4/14/2021

6/27/2017

4/23/2015

2/4/2014

Round

Series A

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Series A

Series A - II

Company

Curve Health

Gitcoin

InFarm

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Amount

$12M

$11.3M

$4.54M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

11

2

2

10

10

IDEO Portfolio Exits

10 Portfolio Exits

IDEO has 10 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was PillPack on June 28, 2018.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/28/2018

Acquired

$99M

5

4/13/2016

Acquired

1

6/11/2015

Acquired

$99M

2

5/29/2013

Acquired

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10

3/28/2012

IPO

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$99M

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0

Date

6/28/2018

4/13/2016

6/11/2015

5/29/2013

3/28/2012

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

5

1

2

10

0

IDEO Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

IDEO acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Datascope Analytics on October 17, 2017.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

10/17/2017

$99M

Acquired

1

Date

10/17/2017

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

1

IDEO Partners & Customers

9 Partners and customers

IDEO has 9 strategic partners and customers. IDEO recently partnered with Link Unlimited Scholars on August 8, 2019.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/6/2019

Partner

United States

LINK Unlimited Scholars Brings Human-Centered Design Training to...

LINK 's partnership with IDEO , known for many first-of-its-kind innovations such as the Apple Mouse , offers scholars the opportunity to learn directly from some of the industry 's most experienced and influential designers during the camp .

1

4/25/2018

Partner

Japan

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10

1/19/2017

Partner

United Kingdom

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10

6/15/2010

Partner

United States

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10

5/11/2010

Client

United States

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10

Date

8/6/2019

4/25/2018

1/19/2017

6/15/2010

5/11/2010

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Client

Business Partner

Country

United States

Japan

United Kingdom

United States

United States

News Snippet

LINK Unlimited Scholars Brings Human-Centered Design Training to...

LINK 's partnership with IDEO , known for many first-of-its-kind innovations such as the Apple Mouse , offers scholars the opportunity to learn directly from some of the industry 's most experienced and influential designers during the camp .

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Sources

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10

10

IDEO Team

8 Team Members

IDEO has 8 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Tim Brown.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Tom Hulme

Founder

Current

Tim Brown

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Coe Leta Stafford

Managing Director

Current

David Karshmer

Founder

Former

Chris Waugh

Founder

Former

Name

Tom Hulme

Tim Brown

Coe Leta Stafford

David Karshmer

Chris Waugh

Work History

Title

Founder

Chief Executive Officer, President

Managing Director

Founder

Founder

Status

Current

Current

Current

Former

Former

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