About Hanfield

A team of plant powered, animal-loving,
betterment obsessed investors.


Who the heck are you guys?

We're Hanfield, a group of investors who would really prefer it if our planet didn't die.

That's why we we're working towards a world where a juicy hamburger doesn't require 660 gallons of water to make, the grass is always greener, and a baby pig's only job is to sit around looking adorable.

Yay for other cool stuff!

Wait, so do you guys just invest in planet stuff?

Of course not!

We invest in absurdly ambitious startups in any sector - Space 🚀, B2B 💼, Robotics 🤖, MedTech and HealthTech 🦾🦿, Autonomous Vehicle Support 🚘🚛, and anything else that's really fu%!ng cool.


Meet the family

Plant powered & mighty

Mike Hanley
Ava Ford
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Mike Hanley, Founder

Boss Man Mike

Angel Investor. Animal Hoarder. Hydroponic Veggie Farmer.

Michael founded Michels & Hanley CPAs, LLP in 2003 and currently serves as the firm's Managing Partner. He focuses on exceeding the expectations of small business owners and high net worth individuals.

In 2006, he made his first Angel Investment and has made over 120 venture capital and angel investments since then.

Michael acts as a mentor for startup founders through various incubators and accelerators.

To give back to his community, he founded Networking for a Cause in 2006 to collect toys, handmade holiday cards, food, clothing, and pet supplies for various charities across Long Island including Angela's House, Yorkie911 Rescue, Silver Hearts Sanctuary, Smithtown Animal Shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army, and St. Vincent De Paul Society.

🍷: Bold red blends

☕️: Dark roasts. Black.

🥃: Whistle Pig 10 Year Old Rye

😍Addiction: Hoodies

💁Bragging point: Recently completed a CryptoPunk sale that generated a 9.3x return in less than 5 months

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Ava Ford, Analyst

All About Ava

Analyst. Cauliflower-fiend. Former Junior Olympian.

Ava has multiple founder credits under her belt including Snapdragon Health, Forfeit, One Woman One World, and the Laurel Law Review.

She has been a business development lead and growth consultant for early age startups and large corporations alike and serves as a vice president of Stanford’s Women in Business.

Outside of the financial and entrepreneurship spaces, Ava is a former six-time Junior Olympian in Indoor Volleyball. She is also proficient in Chinese, Python, C++, HTML/CSS, and is a two-time published author.

: Black. Always.

📚: Behave by Robert Sapolsky

😍Addiction: Bad TLC baking shows

💁Bragging point: In the 99.9th percentile for height (6'1)

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What they think


Co-investors, founders, etc...

"We always felt a great sense of partnership from Mike and his team. Mike went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable with the process, terms, and funding amount. HVP continues to help our team connect with key stakeholders and potential partners. Mike and the HVP team have truly been an investor in our corner."
James Parker
Founder, HiHome
"Hanfield Venture Partners invested early in Troy Medicare and has been a pleasure to work with. Besides being fully transparent, Mike was able to connect me with key investors in the fund that can help grow the company even faster. Most importantly, they take the time to fully understand the business and where they can add value. I highly recommend them to other entrepreneurs looking for a true partner."
Flaviu Simihaian
Founder, Troy Medicare
"We ran a co-syndication with Mike and had an exceedingly great experience. Mike is sharp, always responsive, and empathetic with founders in a way that will allow him to continue securing hard-to-get allocations."
Ryan Li
Partner, Deep Ventures
"Hanfield Venture Partners have been great to work with. Not only is Mike quick and responsive, but he is willing to open his network and assist with referrals when needed. His unique hands on approach has been a much appreciated value-add. I highly recommend Mike and Hanfield Venture Partners to any startup looking for a strategic partner."
Anne Palermo
Founder, Aqua Cultured Foods
"It's been a pleasure working with the team at Hanfield Venture Partners. Always so responsive and eager to advise on integral items like fundraising strategy, marketing goals, and accounting. We couldn't have asked for a better Partner!"
Emanuel Storch
Founder, Blackbird Foods
"We've really enjoyed working with Mike and the team at Hanfield Venture Partners. Collaborating with them during the fundraising diligence process definitely felt more founder friendly than other funds we've worked with. Additionally, they've been quick to provide support from intros to resources to new potential customers."
Mike Galbo
Founder, Plant Provisions
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