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Heather Hartnett is the CEO and Founder Partner of Human Ventures, a venture firm that employs a studio model. Human Ventures is the first female-led startup studio in New York. Since launching in 2015, Human Ventures has backed more than twenty companies that have gone on to raise an additional $80M+ in capital. Investments in the portfolio include Reserve, Clark, Token, Paladin, and a number of stealth companies. Many of these stealth companies are founded by successful, exited entrepreneurs that are drawn to Human's turnkey model. The firm is backed by Beth Comstock, Howard Morgan, and Chris Sacca and in September of 2018, Human Ventures filed for an offering for a $50M fund with the SEC.
Hartnett's roots are in the non-profit world, beginning her career at The David Lynch Foundation, where she currently serves on the Board of Director. Active in helping the community, Hartnett is a mentor to the MIT Startup Studio, the lead for ALLRaise on the East Coast, and on the leadership council for Tech:NYC. Presently, she is going through Kaufman Fellows as a member of Class 23.