Hayley is a serial venture-backed startup founder, product manager, and writer with expertise in consumer tech and marketplaces. Hayley was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 2020 for Consumer Technology and one of “15 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch Out For” by Entrepreneur. Hayley is a Co-founder of Lunchclub, the world’s first AI superconnector backed by a16z, Lightspeed, and more with a $100+ million valuation. Hayley is also a Co-founder and served as Co-CEO of Neverland, a Y Combinator-backed plant and gardening marketplace. Hayley and her work have been featured in media outlets including ABC, BBC World Service, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Protocol, Valley Talks, Girlboss Media, a Harvard Business School case study, and more.
She was named a “Woman of Influence” by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2021, a Women in IT Awards Silicon Valley “Rising Star of the Year” in 2019, a “Top Tech Influencer” by IVY Magazine, “Most Influential Women in Tech” alongside Sheryl Sandberg and Katrina Lake, and included in “20 On The Rise” in 2018. Select list of speaking engagements: Stanford University, Harvard University, UC Berkeley Haas, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, University of Cambridge, Women in Technology Summit, Tech Inclusion, National Association of Women Business Owners Silicon Valley, and more. Website: http://hayleyleibson.com