Our Story

Human Ventures started with the simple intention to help builders build. We decided that more than just capital was needed in the beginning stages of creating a valuable business, and surrounding talented founders with other good Humans was the approach we were going to take.

Now, we’re officially a startup studio, with a few years under our belt. We partner with talented entrepreneurs — hardworking, visionary Humans who understand that starting their next company with Human Ventures gives them the best chance to succeed.

In addition to backing and building our companies, we also give them something even more valuable — a powerful collection of industry experts, investors, advisors, entrepreneurs, and talent. The most influential factor of success or failure of a company is directly related to the network around them. In other words, it’s all about the people.

Our Guide to Being Human

At Human Ventures, “value” isn’t just a measure of worth, it’s a measure of character. Our values guide everything we do—from our office culture to our company-building approach.

ex. 1 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.

ex. 2 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.

ex. 3 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.

ex. 4 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.

ex. 5 Collaboration
Yes, and...

None of us can build a company alone. So we actively build on each other’s ideas. Instead of saying, “Yeah, but…” we say “Yes, and….” When collaborating, don’t just frame the problem, offer potential solutions. Collaboration doesn’t just happen by accident.

ex. 6 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.

Our Office

We’re proud to be headquartered in New York City, creating companies that can change the world. From brainstorms to industry events, Human Ventures builds companies and community in our creative space just east of Madison Square Park.

Join the Human Family

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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