Halle Tecco + Jeff Hammerbacher
We're active angel investors supporting founders working on meaningful problems. We invest in data science, digital health, and companies that make science go faster. We get especially excited by companies bettering the lives of everyday Americans.
We are Midwest-born and raised (Jeff from Michigan/Indiana and Halle from Ohio), where we both started our working lives bagging groceries. We met in early 2007 in San Francisco, where we lived for nine years. We married in Italy in 2012 and recently moved to the East Coast, where we now split our time between Charleston, SC and Brooklyn, NY.
Jeff Hammerbacher is a founder and Chief Scientist of Cloudera, and an Assistant Professor at MUSC where he runs Hammer Lab. Previously, Jeff conceived, built, and led the Data team at Facebook and spent time as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Accel Partners. After earning his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Harvard University, Jeff was a quantitative analyst on Wall Street.
Jeff currently serves on the boards of the non-profits Sage Bionetworks and the Cancer Research Institute and is an advisor to the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics.
Halle Tecco is an angel investor, and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School. She previously founded digital health venture fund Rock Health, and worked in corporate finance and business development roles at Apple and Intel. She is an Advisor to the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics and Boston Children's Hospital.
Halle has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC. She was named as one of Goldman Sach’s Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs and listed on the Forbes 30 under 30. She has spoken at the Aspen Ideas Festival, CES, TechCrunch Disrupt, and was a SXSW 2016 Keynote.
Halle has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BS from Case Western Reserve University, and is pursuing her MPH at Johns Hopkins University.