Hello! I'm Hayley.
I am a startup founder, angel investor, and writer with expertise in consumer tech, marketplaces, community, and health & wellness. I'm Co-founder and Co-CEO at Neverland, an e-commerce plant and gardening marketplace making nature accessible to all backed by Y Combinator. I was recently named a Forbes 30 Under 30 2020 for Consumer Technology, one of "15 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch Out For" by Entrepreneur Media, "Rising Star of the Year" by Women in IT Awards, and a 2020 OBO 100 Innovator.
Previously, I co-founded Lunchclub, the world's first AI superconnector valued at $100+ million and backed by a16z, Lightspeed, and more. Lunchclub's mission is to power a future of work where making new connections is easy, meaningful, and fun. I also helped create Women Founders Community, the largest online community of female founders.
I write an award-winning tech lifestyle blog called Lady in Tech. I write to inspire, motivate, and move millennial and genz women to enter the tech industry and build impactful products at scale to improve the world. My writing has also appeared in Forbes and Thrive Global.
For my inclusion and diversity advocacy work, I was featured in BBC World Service, BBC 100 Women, Tech Forward, OZY, Founded By, Women in Tech, and ABC 7 News. I was named a "Top Tech Influencer" by IVY Magazine, included in 20 On The Rise 2018, and "Most Influential Women in Tech" alongside Sheryl Sandberg and Katrina Lake.
I was named a distinguished alumni from the University of Colorado at Boulder where I graduated early with honors. I also studied Technology and Innovation as well as International Management at Stanford University.
I am a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, sommelier, marathon runner, and certified yoga instructor based in San Francisco, California.