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Art of the Hustle

Heather Hartnett - Founder & CEO, Human Ventures

Heather Hartnett is the founder and CEO of Human Ventures, an early-stage venture studio that backs and builds consumer technology companies. She was named one of the ’50 Most Influential Women in America’ by Marie ClaireThe Information has referred to her as ‘the new breed of VC,’ and Business Insider has pointed to Human as the first female-led startup studio. 

Prior to Human Ventures, Heather incubated companies with City Light Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in companies seeking to generate measurable social and environmental impact. 

She serves on the leadership council for tech:nyc and is a mentor to the NYC MIT Startup Studio and 1776. She’s also a contributor to Forbes and serves on the Board of Directors of the David Lynch Foundation.

Heather joins us to talk about the qualities that make a great entrepreneur, how from an early age, transcendental meditation has impacted her life, and how she and the team at Human Ventures foresee the future of work. 

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