JAKE KNAPP spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint. He has coached hundreds of teams on the process, from companies like Slack, Uber, 23andMe, The New York Times, and LEGO. Jake is currently among the world’s tallest designers.

JOHN ZERATSKY has designed mobile apps, medical reports, and a daily newspaper (among other things). Before joining Google Ventures, he was a design lead at YouTube and an early employee of FeedBurner, which Google acquired in 2007. John writes about design and productivity for Wall Street JournalFast Company, and Wired. He studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin.

BRADEN KOWITZ founded the Google Ventures design team in 2009 and pioneered the role of “design partner” at a venture capital firm. He has advised close to two hundred startups on product design, hiring, and team culture. Before joining Google Ventures, Braden led design for several Google products, including Gmail, Google Apps for Business, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Trends.



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