General Partner at Foundation Capital
Steve Vassallo is a venture capitalist at Foundation Capital, where he works with companies in the areas of cleantech, consumer, and software & services.
Steve serves on the board of directors of Airy Labs, Akiban, Aquion Energy, AutoGrid, Control4, Read It Later, Sentient Energy, and SunRun. Steve also serves on the board of the Nueva School and advises the Aquaya Institute.
Before joining Foundation Capital in 2007, Steve helped launch Ning, a consumer Internet service where anyone can create their own social network. Prior to Ning, Steve was Director of Engineering at Immersion [IMMR], which pioneered the field of tactile feedback and human touch technology. Prior to Immersion, Steve was a project leader and design engineer at IDEO, where he developed more than a dozen successful products for market leading companies including Cisco, Nike, BMW, Steelcase, McDonalds, and Caterpillar.
Steve earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.