Hamnett Hill

Co-Founder & Chairman

Hamnett Hill has spent 25 years building and leading companies that make technology work for everyday consumers. As co-founder and Chairman of Smooch, Hamnett is working to humanize the relationships between businesses and consumers by bringing the power of B2C messaging to businesses and software vendors, making it easy for consumers to have rich messaging conversations with companies from wherever they are. Hamnett is also an active technology angel investor, with investments in companies such as Good Food, Xpertsea, BlockStream, AppDirect and MixGenius (Landr.com). He is a Director of Humanitarian U, an online university that prepares first responders for humanitarian disasters around the world, in concert with partners such as the World Health Organization. Engaging his passion for food and food systems, Hamnett is the founder and principal of edō Capital, a private equity firm for early-stage, innovative food businesses and technologies that contribute to a healthier and more sustainable future. He is also Chairman of the edō Foundation, a charitable organization devoted to increasing awareness and education about sustainable food issues.