Hannah Donovan is an entrepreneur, product/design leader, and public speaker. She’s been working in entertainment tech for over a decade. Hannah is the founder and CEO of an early stage VC-backed venture called TRASH, building predictive editing for video using computer vision. Before that she was the General Manager at Twitter-owned Vine; led the team and product at Expa-backed music startup Drip (acquired by Kickstarter); was VP Design at Ripcord (a product incubator funded by MTV); co-founded the song-sharing service This Is My Jam while leading R&D design for The Echo Nest (acquired by Spotify) and was part of the original leadership team at early music streaming service Last.fm (acquired by CBS for $270M) where she led design.
She’s spoken at numerous conferences worldwide and lectured at top universities including Imperial College London, Princeton, Parsons, and as faculty at Cornell Tech. Her work has been featured by media such as the Guardian, the New York Times, Forbes, Variety, and the Today Show.
She’s also a startup advisor, and frequently mentors others through programs including Google’s 30 Weeks and First Round Capital’s Product Program. She’s passionate about helping change the gender ratio in tech and writes a weekly-ish newsletter on entrepreneurship.
Hannah’s lived in Canada, Germany, the UK and is currently based in New York City. She’s also an accomplished cellist and in her free time crate-digs for hip hop tracks. She publishes a monthly playlist of new music called SISTERS, and in real life she has five.