You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Human Ventures CEO and Founding Partner Heather Hartnett and IBM Chief Scientist Dr. Ruchir Puri. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Heather and Ruchir, an audience challenge, and curated connections over a seasonal meal.
Heather Hartnett is the CEO and Founding Partner of Human Ventures. She was recognized as the venture capitalist of the year by the Global Connections for Women Foundation in 2019. She has also been featured and interviewed in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Business Insider, Forbes, TechCrunch and more. Marie Claire recognized Hartnett as “The Standout” on its New Guard list of The 50 Most Influential Women in America.
Human has invested in and co-built more than 20 companies. Those companies have grown to a combined $150M+ in enterprise value and have gone on to raise $80M+ in additional capital. Key investments include Reserve (acquired), Girlboss and Clark. Human Ventures is backed by industry titans including Beth Comstock (GE), Howard Morgan (First Round Capital), Chris Sacca (Lowercase), and more.
Dr. Ruchir Puri is the Chief Scientist of IBM Research. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs.
Until recently, Dr. Puri served as CTO and Chief Architect of IBM Watson. Dr. Puri led the Deep Learning and Machine Learning Platform Initiative at IBM Research.
Dr. Puri is an inventor of over 50 United States patents and has authored over 120 publications and a book on Analytics. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, and was awarded 2014 Asian American Engineer of the Year.
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