SoleioLondon, England, United Kingdom
Software designer turned investor. Led early design at Facebook, Messenger, then Dropbox. Now investing in software startups and helping them win through great design: Figma, Vercel, Universe, Synthesia, and many more in the U.S. and internationally. Early stage capitalism. Wonder junkie.
Aug 2016 - Apr 2021
Combine is a seed stage, design-led venture fund. http://combine.vc
Investor × Advisor
Nov 2014 - Mar 2017
As company advisor, Soleio supported Figma’s early product and go-to-market strategies, mentored the team’s design leadership, and recruited key hires.
Aug 2014 - Mar 2016
Supporting Dropbox’s product, design, and recruiting efforts.
Dec 2012 - Aug 2014
Soleio was head of design at Dropbox. He helped grow a team of 3 designers to an organization of almost 40 people across multiple design disciplines, attracting world-class talent and leadership to the company. Soleio also played an important role in early acquisitions, helping bring transformational teams like Mailbox and Readmill to the product org.
Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
Supporting the company’s early design recruiting and product efforts.
Oct 2005 - Nov 2011
Soleio was Facebook’s second product designer where he conceptualized and designed core products and features over the span of 6 years. Soleio spearheaded the development of early applications such as Notes, Links and Video. He is also responsible for designing the site’s Like feature and commenting systems. He oversaw Facebook’s visual standards and common interface patterns, then later acted as design lead for Groups, Chat and the original release of Messenger.
SEEDS - Access Changes EverythingScholars Program