Being Human Takes Guts.

Human Ventures is a startup studio based in New York City.

We back and build industry-changing businesses, co-founding companies alongside exceptional entrepreneurs.

Our Approach

Some ideas for Human companies come from within our studio. Others come from the entrepreneurs we partner with. Either way, we identify relevant spaces, prove viability, and build teams using an approach that’s uniquely Human.


Turning concepts into companies.

This is where we spark new ideas, test them for viability, and match them with strong founding teams.


Giving startups the guts to succeed.

Part incubator, part co-founder, our studio gives early stage companies hands-on operational support as they get off the ground.


Backing Human innovation.

Our fund allows us to give our companies additional backing, specifically when they need extra power behind them.


Making valuable Human connections.

Our vast Human Network supports everything we do. While founders are at the core of everything we do, they are supported by our robust network of investors, advisors, experts, and partners.

Our Portfolio

  • Reserve

  • Clark

  • Token

  • Girlboss

  • Picture Motion

  • Iconery

  • Current

  • Tycoon

  • Stealth Co. Pet Health

  • Paladin

  • Octi

  • Stealth Co. Baby Foods

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Our Portfolio

Tap to learn a little more about each of our portfolio companies.

Connecting restaurants and guests.

"The startup business is a team business. And Human Ventures has always been on my team."

Greg Hong

Co-Founder & CEO

Business software for tutors.

"As a Human founder, I felt a distinct edge. Time is everything in the very beginning and co-founding with an experienced team made all the difference in getting my company off the ground."

Megan O'Connor

Co-Founder & CEO

A professional gifting assistant.

"Having access to Human Ventures’ extensive network has allowed me to hire faster, connect with the right investors, and have a strong group of beta testers primed to help give us feedback. Getting your company off the ground can be a race against time, so support in the early days is invaluable."

Jonathan Jarvis

Co-Founder & CEO

Connecting and empowering women.

"I believe it’s important to partner with women-led companies. That why I partnered with Human Ventures and love that our partnership supports the Girlboss mission."

Sophia Amoruso

Founder & CEO

Helping powerful films change the world.

"We believe in the power of media, story and technology to disrupt for good, and we see Human Ventures as our partner in that disruption."

Christie Marchese

Founder & CEO

Real jewelry by real designers.

"We partnered with Human Ventures because from day one we knew the entire team had our back.  They saw my vision, and they have the exact team, resources, and network to take Iconery into the future."

Ivka Adam

Founder & CEO

The smart debit card for kids.

"Connected capital is always more valuable, especially in the early days of starting a business."

Stuart Sopp

Founder & CEO

Easy payment tracking for freelancers.

"Being a freelancer for my entire career, I often worked alone. I knew I wanted a co-founder to start Tycoon and Human Ventures provided the perfect hands-on support and tools for me to navigate the early days."

Jessica Perez

Co-Founder & CEO

Helping pet parents unlock their animal instinct.

"Helping pet parents unlock their animal instinct."

Evan Maridou

Co-Founder & CEO

Making pro bono seamless.

"Human Ventures understood Paladin's mission—to leverage technology to close the justice gap—from the start, and supported it along each step of the way. We're grateful to be part of Human’s mission-aligned community that can propel Paladin's business forward."

Felicity Conrad

Co-Founder & CEO

Create your reality.

"As West Coast founders we were looking for a true partner who can help provide connections to the incredible media and entertainment firms on the East Coast, Human has served as a valuable asset in growing our business through their vast network."

Justin Fuisz

Co-Founder and CEO

Reimagining baby’s first foods for the modern parent.

Betsy Fore, Sofia Laurell, and Bonin Bough


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We’re always building new companies. So we’re always looking for talented new team members and people with exciting new ideas.

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