Human Ventures is a startup studio based in New York City. We back and build industry changing businesses, co-founding companies alongside exceptional entrepreneurs. We do this by working with entrepreneurs to build venture-backed businesses from the ground up. We enter in as co-founders, collaborating hand-in-hand from day one, providing the resources and support needed to build companies that propel humanity forward. We then activate our deep network of advisors, investors, and talent to accelerate new ventures. And we provide a community and studio space throughout the entire journey.
GROWTH If you’re not out of your comfort zone, you’re not growing.
Growth is an essential part of being human. And at Human Ventures, it’s an essential part of success. If you want to build a better company, start by building a better you. See how far you can stretch yourself. Aim higher than the status quo.
GUTS Being Human takes guts.
Launching new companies isn’t always easy—in fact it almost never is. This business takes courage—the courage to act confident even when you don’t quite feel it, the courage to listen to your intuition, to take big swings, and to keep at it, even when the going gets tough.
RESILIENCE To err is Human. Shake it off.
Everyone makes mistakes. Absolutely everyone. But we don’t let mishaps bog us down. The strongest leader isn’t the one who makes the best plans. It’s the one who can watch their plans fall apart, then rally the team, and start putting a new plan in place.
OPENNESS Open minds open doors.
We go out of our way to welcome people into our space. We strive for intellectual diversity, and we yearn for different opinions and perspectives. We believe good tension is the catalyst for discovery and creating big, important things.
COLLABORATION “Yes, and…”
None of us can build a company alone. So we actively build on each other’s ideas. Instead of saying, “No, but…” we say “Yes, and….” When collaborating, don’t just frame the problem, offer potential solutions. Collaboration doesn’t just happen by accident.
GRATITUDE Have an attitude of gratitude.
We believe in gratitude—showing it, feeling it, living it. We try not to forget how fortunate we are to be doing meaningful work alongside bright, dedicated teammates. Building companies is tough, but with optimism and gratitude, we really can tackle the world’s biggest challenges.
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