is a collective of designers, engineers, and artists that helps reform and realign industries by backing transformative founders.
In 2019, we launched Airfoil with the goal of building a more founder-friendly design agency. 80+ projects later, we're now a team of 40 in San Francisco, Toronto, Singapore, Amsterdam, and remote working together to help industry-shaping ideas in the future of commerce, work, education, and more take flight.
If you love your craft, we'd love to have you join us.
Founder & CEO
Previously co-founded and led product & growth at SolverIQ, a company using applied cognitive science and psychometrics to build holistic assessments for hiring/recruiting.
Also: Senior Product Designer at Monday.vc, 1st design hire at TrustedFor (YC S19), Member at South Park Commons, Growth PM at Neighborly.
Head of Design & GM, Airfoil Studio
Min previously led product design at Rogers, the largest telecommunications company in Canada, and held senior design roles at cryptocurrency startup Xapo, enterprise software startup Motoinsight, and HR tech startup PostBeyond. Min studied Industrial and Product Design at Korea University and Interaction Design at George Brown College.
Head of Operations & GM, Airfoil Ventures
Amal previously worked in operations at On Deck; invested in San Francisco, Seoul and Dubai startups at Rising Tide Ventures; helped found Womentum, one of the first accelerators for female-led startups in the Middle East/North Africa region; and worked in BD at fintech accelerator Finleap in Berlin.
Worked in growth at Instacart, coordinated growth marketing at Birdies (a slipper shoe startup backed by Norwest, Slow and Forerunner Ventures), managed Sunbasket's social campaigns across Facebook and Instagram channels and co-founded Agromo.ai (Techstars '18/Allen Institute for AI), a company that used AI and spectral technology to help F500 food & beverage companies increase the sustainability of their agricultural supply chains.
Design Partner, China
Led Chinese localization projects for Airbnb as an Experience Designer in the San Francisco office. Previously was a Design Fellow at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, UX Designer at Google, and graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Hwanghah has also received the Red Dot Award, was a SXSW Interaction Award Finalist, was a 2017 UX Design Award winner and was named one of the 6 most influential women in UX by Invision.
Design Partner, Fintech
Co-founded & led brand strategies and product design at Pluto Money (Techstars ’18), the first mobile banking platform for Gen Z featured in Apple’s “App of the Day” and “New Apps We Love”. Previously launched a coffee franchise in Korea, crafted brand for 2 startups, 2 international-scale hackathons, and 7 e-commerce companies.