The Human Needs Economy with Heather Hartnett
The Consumer VC Episode 144 with Heather Hartnett, CEO and Founding Partner at Human Ventures
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Our guest today on The Consumer VC podcast is Heather Hartnett, CEO and Founding Partner of Human Ventures. Human Ventures is an early-stage venture studio and venture fund in NYC that backs and builds consumer technology companies. Some of their portfolio companies include Tiny Organics, Toucan, and On Deck.
I enjoyed learning how Heather collaborates with founders at the earliest stages with their Humans in the Wild program and how they were able to shift the program online during COVID. We also discussed trends in consumer she is most excited about and different verticals within human needs.