Hayley Barna

Hayley Barna

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 from conception and launch to growing the business to over a million monthly subscribers. Barna oversaw key functions including marketing, operations, strategy and technology. She raised over $70 million in venture capital, expanded the business internationally and launched new business lines and channels like men’s and retail stores.

Before launching Birchbox in 2010, Barna received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. 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 through her roles in strategy at Christie’s in Hong Kong and product management at Amazon in Seattle.

In addition to her current role at First Round, Barna is a board member at Birchbox, RAB Lighting and Madison Reed. She is an alumna of the 2001 Science Talent Search.

Barna joined the Society’s Board of Trustees in 2016.