We relentlessly pursue human optimization.

Our Mission

HVMN’s founding intuition was that the human itself is a system that can be quantified, understood, and optimized; the human body could be a platform of innovation. Our mission is to enable everyone to be the best version of him or herself. This means we have taken the responsibility to expand the frontiers of science through peer-reviewed research and educate the world of the implications of cutting-edge research. Guided by a formal Research & Development Principles framework, we develop evidence-based products to improve humans across cognitive, physical, and metabolic endpoints.

Our Supply Chain

We run a world-class operations and supply chain organization with deep industry experience. During the course of manufacturing HVMN products, there are at least three quality and purity audits from the acceptance of raw materials to full WADA compliance and NSF Certified for Sport validation of the final product. All manufacturing facilities are located in the US and are compliant with the cGMP regulations as stipulated by the FDA.

Our Intellectual Property

We actively partner with world-class researchers and organizations to invent, develop, and foster novel intellectual property. HVMN Ketone, our flagship product, was born out of such a collaboration. We partnered with TdeltaS, an Oxford University spinout, based on research from the University of Oxford, the National Institutes of Health, and DARPA to commercialize the ΔG® ketone ester, which is protected by an portfolio of US and International patents.

Our Team

Geoffrey Woo
Co-Founder & CEO
Geoffrey Woo
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Michael Brandt
Co-Founder & COO
Michael Brandt
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Dr Brianna Stubbs
Head of Science
Dr Brianna Stubbs
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Sumeet Sharma
Medicine & Science
Sumeet Sharma

Sumeet is an Emory MD/PhD Candidate investigating the neurobiology of stress at Harvard Medical School's McLean Hospital. He is driven to make personalized medicine a reality, to improve health and empower individuals.

Chrissy Ensley
Operations & Supply Chain
Chrissy Ensley

Chrissy is passionate about bringing innovative products from ideation into reality, and has held product development engineering, operations, and supply chain roles at CPG firms offering everything from soap to organic baby food. She holds a Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering from Stanford and MIT, respectively.

Paul Benigeri
Head of Ecommerce
Paul Benigeri

Paul graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Computer Science. He spent one year working on Backslash, the easiest way to send and receive Bitcoin, and can be found hanging out in Reactiflux.

Michael Lee
Head of Design
Michael Lee

Michael Lee is passionate about practicing holistic design and craftsmanship. He’s led design in one of the fastest growing consumer tech companies in 2013 and is now designing the future of human enhancement.

Zhill Olonan
Social Media & Content
Zhil Olonan

Zhill is the head of Social Media and Digital Content. As a relative newcomer to biohacking, Zhill is often learning along with the audience when producing the HVMN Enhancement Podcast, writing the weekly newsletter, and creating content for social media. This makes him a powerful asset in boiling down complicated science into digestible, understandable, and entertaining pieces of media. Follow @HVMN to engage in conversations with him!

Adam Ismaeil
Customer Success
Adam Ismaeil

Adam is passionate about working together to make healthier, higher performing humans. Previously he worked in management consulting, helping wealth management firms respond to changing consumer demands. He studied finance & economics at Florida Southern College and was a 3 year captain of the NCAA Division II Lacrosse team

Nate Martins
Editorial & Communications Lead
Nate Martins

Nate brings creative and technical writing to HVMN, with nearly a decade of experience from all different aspects of media. He holds an MFA in Writing (nonfiction), has been a journalist and editor, and was published in the New York Times’ Modern Love column. Nate also worked in public relations with some of the best early-stage tech companies in Silicon Valley. His passion for high-quality, researched-based writing and narrative development drive HVMN’s content.

Mikhail Dyomin
Software Engineer
Mikhail Dyomin

Mikhail has years of engineering background, most recently coming from Stacklevel: a professional Ruby on Rails and Node.js development company where he was Engineering Lead. A backend engineer by trade, Mikhail is intrigued machine learning and blockchain, and is self-taught in these specialty areas. He has a BS in Computer Science from Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics.

Vitaly Shalak
Software Engineer
Vitaly Shalak

Vitaly brings over a half-decade of web development experience to HVMN. He's a full-stack javascript developer, but his area of expertise also covers GO, python, PHP, Ruby on Rails and C++. Having worked with companies like uTheory (a music learning platform) and Housing Anywhere (a vacation rental platform), Vitaly's engineering background is diverse. In fact, he's a self-taught engineer; Vitaly studied Economics at Belarusian State University of Economics.

Our Athletic Team

Vittoria Bussi
Athlete
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Our Investors

We're supported by some of the world's most high performing minds.

Our investors and advisors include Andreessen Horowitz, Marissa Mayer (former CEO, Yahoo!), Tony Hsieh (Founder and CEO, Zappos), Joe Montana (Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback) and US Navy SEAL Rear Admiral (ret.) Alex Krongard.

HVMN Research and Development Principles

The cornerstone of science is the systematic, transparent pursuit of truth. The pursuit of truth in the field of human enhancement is what drives us at HVMN.

While our understanding of the field adapts as better techniques and new data is discovered, the principles with which we conduct our research and development do not. We publish these principles with the following goals in mind: to plant a flag and define a new standard of public accountability, to continue to earn your trust, and to build the foundation of an intrepid company that will continue to do important work for many generations.

  1. Safety and Regulations. Our first priority is to ensure the safety of our customers: our products will only ever contain ingredients that are FDA and WADA compliant.
  2. Label Transparency. No proprietary blends. We always state exact ingredients, amount, and purity backed by 3rd party certificates of analysis (COA’s) to validate that the products have been tested and match the labels.
  3. Active Research. We contribute to the body of scientific knowledge by undertaking in-house research and collaborating with external research institutions. We share and/or publish all notable results of studies that concern our products or the ingredient(s).
  4. Driven by Data, not Dogma. We are open to re-evaluating our products and recommended protocols as new data emerges. This means adding or removing ingredients or routines, updating manufacturing processes, modifying the way we describe our product, and/or pulling products full stop.
  5. Personal Measurement. We are forthcoming with protocols to test and measure the efficacy of HVMN products on an individual basis. A clinical trial on a cohort of humans, even when showing statistical significance, does not guarantee effect on a specific individual.
  6. Evidence Grading. We share full knowledge of our understanding of the effects of HVMN products and their ingredients. Specifically, we indicate the grade of evidence underpinning HVMN products.
HVMN Evidence Grading:
H1

Theoretical effect or in vitro evidence

H2

Animal model evidence of effects

H3

Early human evidence of ingredient effects

H4

High-quality human evidence of ingredient effects

H5

Human study of product as sold

Meeting these standards is an active battle against complacency, and we hereby commit to fully adhering to these principles regardless of cost, difficulty, or other obstacles.