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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.





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

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.



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



I am a passionate advocate of young women in business.


Family & Friends

I cherish spending time with family and friends.


Time Inc.

President, Digital

As President of Digital for Time Inc.’s Style and Entertainment Group (SEG), I oversaw, the most visited site in the publishing industry;; and 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.


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.”

Read more here.
Honors & Awards

2015 W Award, YWCA of New York City

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


40 Women to Watch Over 40

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


Global Champion of Women

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


Strong Leadership

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


Folio 40

A list honoring magazine and media industry influencers.


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.