Hello! I'm Hayley.
I am a serial startup founder, angel investor, and writer with expertise in consumer tech and marketplaces. My debut book, Raise Early Stage Venture Capital, will be published in 2023 by Jetpack Books.
I'm a Co-founder of Lunchclub, the world's first AI superconnector backed by a16z, Lightspeed, and more with a $100+ million valuation. Lunchclub's mission is to power a future of work where making new connections is easy, meaningful, and fun. I'm also a Co-founder of Neverland, a Y Combinator-backed marketplace helping people discover, buy & maintain healthy plants. My writing has appeared in Inc, Forbes, and Thrive Global.
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, a Silicon Valley Business Journal "Woman of Influence 2021," "Rising Star of the Year" by Women in IT Awards, and a 2020 OBO 100 Innovator.
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 also a Y Combinator alumna.
I am a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, sommelier, certified yoga instructor, and extremely slow runner based in the Bay Area.