Clark Valberg

Clark Valberg, Batya’s father, is Co-Founder and CEO of InVision, the digital product design platform powering the world’s best user experiences. InVision is the cornerstone of the product design process for more than 5 million people at tens of thousands of companies, including every company in the Fortune 100 and brands like Airbnb, Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Slack, Starbucks and Uber. Clark is incredibly passionate about the role of design in helping companies transform themselves to become more customer-centric. He has built InVision with an obsessive focus on watching the best design teams in the world and then turning those insights into best practices that can be shared with the industry. As CEO, he is responsible for InVision’s product strategy and vision, and works closely with the design, product and marketing teams to bring that vision to life.

In Clark’s Words:

Tell us about the person you love who was diagnosed with KS.
Our daughter Batya, who is now 3 years old. Batya is always smiling, and in a state of beautiful, perpetual wonder.

When did your child receive a KS diagnosis?

We received Batya’s diagnosis when she was six months old, just prior to her open-heart surgery.

What resources, outlets, communities were most helpful to you at that time?

The online Kleefstra community has been incredibly supportive of my wife and me.

How has KS changed your life as a family?

More than anything, having a daughter with special needs has conditioned us to a certain depth of empathy for the human condition. This degree of empathy, I’ve found, is uncommonly present among the many other parents of children with special needs we’ve met on our journey.

What is your biggest hope for the future?

Our daughter Batya has helped us grow to truly appreciate and celebrate the small but incredibly meaningful victories of progress that often go unnoticed. In fact, she’s taught us how best to raise our two other neurotypical children — to set our ambitions for their future not based on what we wish for ourselves, or what we imagine they should become… but to provide the love and support necessary for them to develop into the very best versions of themselves.