Fran Hauser

Angel Investor in New York

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I'm an early stage investor, long-time media executive and a vocal advocate for women across the globe.

Best known for my role building – one of the biggest media brands online – I made the leap to early stage investing in 2014, funding and advising consumer-focused companies such as HelloGiggles, Levo, Mogul, The Wing and Gem&Bolt. Thirteen of my sixteen portfolio companies are founded by women, highlighting my broader commitment to increasing the representation of female founders and investors.

I previously spent 15 years in the digital media space, holding President and General Manager positions at Time Inc., AOL and Moviefone. I played an integral role in the $400mm sale of Moviefone to AOL and in building into one of the most successful women's websites.

I speak and write frequently about topics such as career building, digital media and investing in and by women. I am also passionate about social change and philanthropy and serve on the board of directors of Global Giving.

I am the mom of two darling boys and I love connecting people and inspiring change.