Heather is the CEO and Founding Partner of Human Ventures, a New York City-based venture capital fund backing, building and scaling industry-changing technology companies through a startup studio model. Hartnett has been recognized for creating one of New York’s premiere startup studios and for the unique approach and fresh perspective she’s bringing to tech by publications such as “The Information,” which has referred to her as the “new breed of VC.” She was recognized as the venture capitalist of the year by the Global Connections for Women Foundation in 2019.
Since launching three years ago under Hartnett’s leadership, Human has invested in and co-built more than 20 companies. Those companies have grown to a combined $150M+ in enterprise value and have gone on to raise $80M+ in additional capital from notable later stage investors.
Key investments include Reserve (acquired), Girlboss, Current, Token, Milo and Clark. Human Ventures is backed by a group of industry titans including Beth Comstock (GE), Howard Morgan (First Round Capital), Chris Sacca (Lowercase), and more.
Hartnett has been featured and interviewed in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Business Insider, Forbes, TechCrunch and more. Marie Claire recognized Hartnett as “The Standout” on its New Guard list of The 50 Most Influential Women in America.
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