Announcing Human Ventures
In my experience, there is nothing more exciting and powerful than an inspired group of talented people. The best companies take shape…
In my experience, there is nothing more exciting and powerful than an inspired group of talented people. The best companies take shape around the energy and conviction of an individual — or small group of individuals — who can inspire and attract others to share in a potent vision. That team can then move mountains. I have seen it happen time and time again, and that’s why I’m so excited to announce the creation of Human Ventures, a new startup studio that aims to give concrete expression to this amazing process.
Human Ventures takes a unique approach to building companies by identifying problems, prototyping rapidly, and assembling teams to catapult early-stage startup concepts into fast-track growth companies.
Additionally, Human Ventures has an investment arm, Human Ventures Capital. In February, Human Ventures Capital made its first investment, co-leading the Series A Round of Reserve, along with several other strategic investors.
Given our people-driven philosophy, I’m pleased to announce that Heather Hartnett will be running Human Ventures as CEO. Heather is a natural leader and proven visionary. I’m confident in her ability to build Human Ventures and create big waves.
Heather comes to Human Ventures with an appropriately diverse background in venture capital, leading technology startups, and social impact work. She will work with our entrepreneurial network to identify global challenges that can be addressed most effectively through technology and bring together the ideal team to start building products. Her work experience provides the skill set we need to grow our portfolio of projects and scale our impact on the world.
Under Heather’s guidance, several projects are currently in development at Human Ventures. In the coming weeks, Heather will announce an extraordinary group of strategic partners, investors and talented entrepreneurs who are joining our team.
As everyone knows, great ideas are just the beginning. It takes talented humans to bring them to life. Contact Heather at Heather@humanventures.co if you want to be a part of the adventure.
— Joe Marchese, Executive Chairman