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Fran Hauser

Fran Hauser

Angel Investor & Advisor

New York, NY

I am a startup investor, digital media veteran and a women's advocate. Before diving into the world of angel investing, I was President, Digital at Time Inc. I am a mentor, a mom of two and I enjoy spending time with friends and family in both Bedford and NYC.

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"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." E.E. Cummings
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Hauser Ventures

Angel Investor & Advisor

I fund and advise consumer-focused companies such as HelloGiggles, Levo, Mogul, The Wing and Gem&Bolt. Thirteen of the fourteen companies in my portfolio are founded by women, highlighting my broader commitment to increasing the representation of female founders and investors.

Career
Interests
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Mommyhood

There is nothing more important to me than my two darling boys.

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Mentoring

I am a passionate advocate of young women in business.

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Family & Friends

I cherish spending time with family and friends.

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Time Inc.

President, Digital

As President of Digital for Time Inc.’s Style and Entertainment Group (SEG), I oversaw PEOPLE.com, the most visited site in the publishing industry; EW.com; InStyle.com and Essence.com. Under my leadership, these sites reached over 20 million unique visitors per month; generated over one billion page views; and garnered a Twitter following of over 8 million. I was also responsible for the mobile and tablet strategy for these brands, including the launch of over 20 consumer products, reaching more than 4 million users, available on the mobile web or as applications.

In addition to product development, I oversaw acquisitions, large-scale distribution partnerships and best-in-class social media and search engine optimization practices. In 2010, I led the acquisition of StyleFeeder, Time Inc.’s first major investment in e-commerce, and managed the acquisition and integration of Celebrity Baby Blog.

Career

Time for Change

“Only 11% of new business ventures are female founded, which is unacceptable. I would like to do my part to change that.”

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Honors & Awards
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2015 W Award, YWCA of New York City

Honors change makers who are working to improve the lives of women.

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40 Women to Watch Over 40

Honors women who are reinventing, disrupting and making an impact.

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Global Champion of Women

Honored on International Women's Day by Global Connections for Women Foundation.

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Strong Leadership

Honored in 2011 by Girl Scouts Council of Greater New York.

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Folio 40

A list honoring magazine and media industry influencers.

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2009 “Women to Watch”

Advertising Age's list of rising women leaders.

Office Hours with Levo

I was one of Levo's very first Office Hours guests!

Non-Profit Work

Advocate of Women & Children

A passionate advocate of women and children around the globe, I was a funder of the PBS documentary Half the Sky, Board Chair of GlobalGiving and an advisory board member of Helpusadopt and WomenOne.

Career Lessons from Fran Hauser

Back while I was still Time Inc 's Style & Entertainment Group President of Digital, I sat down with HerCampus to discuss my career, important decisions I made that got me to where I am today, the changing face of the magazine industry, and what college students can do to get a job in the future.