A collaborative network focused on accelerating the research and development of emerging technologies.

Becca Chacko

Venture Designer @ IDEO CoLab. Finding big problems and dreaming big ideas.

Tara Tan

Venture Studio Lead @ideocolab. Exploring the future with emerging tech.

Reid Williams

systems, science and design @IDEO

Dan Elitzer

Investor @IDEOcoLab Ventures | Co-creating @IDEO | Founder @MITBitcoinClub

Matt Weiss

Managing Director, IDEO CoLab. Nerdy about beer, food, consumer tech and financial services… usually in that order.

Joe Gerber

Managing Director @IDEOCOLAB


IDEO’s platform for collaborative impact. We connect organizations to shape technology’s impact on the world.

Gian Pangaro

Creative Director, IDEO CoLab

Ian Lee

Investing in and building with blockchain and crypto founders at IDEO CoLab Ventures.

Latest Posts

Meet the 50+ Mentors of IDEO CoLab’s Blockchain Startup Studio

They will be helping advise, mentor, and coach startups that participate in the Startup Studio in 2019.

Introducing IDEO CoLab’s Startup Studio for Blockchain Entrepreneurs

Today, IDEO CoLab announces the launch of its new Startup Studio program to help accelerate the world’s best blockchain entrepreneurs.

NEAR Protocol: A Scalable, User-Centric Blockchain

We are thrilled to announce IDEO CoLab Ventures’ participation in the latest venture funding round for Near, creators of NEAR Protocol.

The Evolution of Crypto Investing

It’s a rapidly shifting world out there.

A Crypto-Comic Adventure!

An exploration of crypto key storage via comic strip

Introducing IDEO CoLab’s Distributed Web Investing Program

From designing the first consumer mouse for Apple to helping incubate PillPack, IDEO has been at the forefront of bringing new ideas…

When disparate approaches unite

When designing for the circular economy, we must bring different groups together and combine the seemingly contradictory.

Designing a Dynamic Workforce: Notes from the Field

Twenty years ago, if you told people that teenagers in Iowa would be making money by “unboxing” products on Youtube, no one would have…


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