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CONNECTING: Office Hours with Hayley Barna, MBA 2010, Venture Partner at First Round Capital and CoFounder of Birchbox

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Hayley Barna is a Venture Partner at First Round Capital based in New York. Prior to joining First Round she co-founded Birchbox, the leading beauty and grooming retailer seed funded by First Round in 2010.

She served as Co-CEO at Birchbox for five years. Hayley oversaw key functions including marketing, operations, strategy and technology. During her tenure she raised over $70M in venture capital and grew the business to over a million monthly subscribers. Hayley has been honored with numerous recognitions including Fortune's “40 Under 40”, Forbes' “30 under 30”, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and Ad Age's "Women to Watch".

Before launching Birchbox in 2010, Hayley received her MBA from Harvard Business School and bachelor's degree from Harvard College. She started her career as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in New York. She also spent time at two very different ends of the retail spectrum during her roles in strategy at Christie’s in Hong Kong and product management at Amazon in Seattle.

In addition to her investing role at First Round, Hayley is a board member at Birchbox, Collective Retreats, RAB Lighting and Madison Reed. She is also a trustee of Society for Science & the Public.