Hadley HarrisNew York, New York, United States
I'm a general partner at Eniac Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm I cofounded in 2010​​. ​A few more things about me: - I live in New York City with my wife Anna and son Zion - I'm a board member at Cushing Centers - I tweet a mix of startup advice & dunking on 🤡 VCs at @hadley - If I was not a VC I'd probably be a struggling DJ If you find yourself in a discussion about old school hip hop, here are the correct answers: - The greatest rapper ever is Biggie - The most important group ever is Eric B. & Rakim - The most underrated group is Mobb Deep. Gang Starr would also be an acceptable answer.
Founding General Partner
ENIAC Ventures
Sep 2008 - Current
At Eniac Ventures we lead seed rounds in bold founders who use code to create transformational companies. Armed with over 80 years of combined experience building our own companies, we are your active partners and consider ourselves a member of your founding team. Providing capital is just the first step, when we lead your seed round we provide the industry’s most comprehensive support through our Eniac Platform and hands on approach.
Jul 2011 - Jun 2013
Was responsible for all of Thumb's Marketing and Business Development activities. Thumb is the world's largest social network for opinions. With users spending 5 hours per month on Thumb's mobile platform, it boasts the highest level of engagement for any social network, second only to Facebook. Hadley is still involved with Thumb as a board observer.
Vice President and Head of Business & Market Strategy
Oct 2007 - Jul 2011
- Acquired for $225,000,000 by Nuance Communications - Manage Marketing & Business Development department. - Drove Series B funding efforts to successfully raise $20 million round lead by Yahoo!. - Observe board of director meetings. - Managed direct to consumer business which scaled to over 10 million users -- including promotion, distribution, pricing, branding, and customer segment targeting. - Before hiring a CFO managed overall company budget and spending for the entire organization.
Summer Associate
Charles River Ventures
Jul 2007 - Aug 2007
- Led due diligence for potential investment including technical, regulatory, market, competitive, customer and financial analysis. - Sourced new deals from professional network in the Wireless Applications, Enterprise Software and Web 2.0 spaces.
Samsung Global Strategy Group
Aug 2006 - Apr 2007
- Developed detailed action plan to build international real estate investment organization. Recommended staged approach and outlined specific vision of how the department would look at each interval over the next ten years in the areas of: organization, research, partnerships, investment strategy, investment process and risk management. Presented roadmap to head of asset management division; the plan was fully accepted and the first stag is currently being implemented. - Built comprehensive strategy for the mobile enterprise market across the US and Europe. Made specific recommendations as to which market segments to focus on; which channels to sell through in each of the major markets; which companies to partner with to complete the value chain; and which product attributes to emphasize in future releases. - Developed strategy for open internet ecosystem across consumer electronic products.
Product Manager
Jun 2005 - Sep 2005
- Developed strategic opportunity analysis for new data encryption product. Based on results, sold set of recommendations to upper management. Plan was widely accepted and will be used as a foundation for strategic decisions over the next three years. Analysis included: sizing market opportunity and developing plan for which segments, regions and verticals to target; conducting competitive analysis and laying out short and long-term competitive strategy; and recommending prioritization for new features based on potential customer needs. - Built financial analysis of different pricing options for entry into mid-market segment. Recommended tiered promotion - model to drive market share and maximize revenue which was implemented within one month. - Conducted series of sales presentations to European customers and partners at industry conference in Amsterdam.
Chief Bond Diversifier
Wu Tang Financial
Mar 2003 - Mar 2003
Technical Team Lead
2000 - 2004
- Managed 13-member team for development of system for multinational Latin American bank. Led cross-functional team to successfully implement enterprise wide system on time and under budget. - Led design of Service-Oriented Architecture system, managing 14-person development team - Named one of five Chairmen’s Award finalists out of over 600 employees in 2003.
Software Developer
1999 - 2000
- Led three consultant sub-team charged with design and construction of mobile software application at growing internet firm. - Advised clients in defining requirements for Enterprise Resource Planning systems, supported design of proposed system, constructed applications and supported clients through acceptance.
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
MBA, Entrepreneurship & Finance
University of Pennsylvania - Engineering
BSE, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
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