Lani Nguyen is a founding partner with Sway Ventures, where she leads design and digital strategy for the firm. In this role, she works closely with portfolio companies supporting them through mentorship, and product feedback to ensure startups use design successfully.
Lani has a deep background at the intersection of design and technology. Prior to Sway Ventures, she worked with Ivey, a creative agency and production house, whose clients include Microsoft, Nike, Coca-Cola, Levi’s, and Under Armour, among others. At Ivey she spearheaded their financial services and private equity division, where she brought experience in design, communication, and digital marketing to bear. Previously in her career, Lani also worked with enterprise technology companies such as: Exterro, RedSeal Networks, Evantix (acquired by Optiv Security), PacketVideo (subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, acquired by Lynx Technologies), and Arbor Networks (acquired by NASDAQ: NTCT), where she oversaw and implemented creative strategies and marketing campaigns.
Lani received her B.S. degree in business administration, with a focus on marketing from Oregon State University, and is an active design contributor to Behance, and a font provocateur.