Helena Price Hambrecht

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Haus

Tell us about where you work and what you do there.

I am Co-founder & Co-CEO of Haus. I oversee everything consumer-facing, including brand, marketing, and comms.

How would you describe yourself?

Hmm, where to start? I’m literally half-Norwegian, half-redneck. I grew up in the rural South but have no accent. I moved to California ten years ago with $40 to my name. I have a higher risk tolerance than most people. I am married to (and run a company with) a hot farmer I found on OkCupid. And, I’m a mom of a toddler.

I have a higher risk tolerance than most people.

Helena Price Hambrecht

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Haus
Helena Price Hambrecht

What do you think has been your biggest professional success so far?

Building Haus has been the most exciting for me because I’m in it right now. That said, I already checked off all my career goals off in my 20s, when I built a production company making brand work for Silicon Valley. I got to work with companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, Facebook, Fitbit, Google, Instagram, and Microsoft. My work was published in ABC, CNN, Elle, Fast Company, and more. It was a good run, but Haus was a bigger idea and I had to go for it.

Where do you find inspiration?

Everywhere. I’m always looking for it.

Name an eCommerce brand you admire and why.

Glossier. I love Emily’s natural founding story, how they approach brand and content, community, everything. They saw a generation neglected by corporate brands and made a brand for them. There’s a lot of parallels to what we’re trying to build with Haus.

We’re curating an honoree playlist featuring all of your favorite songs! Name your top three.

Come On Home – Lijadu Sisters
Khala My Friend – Amanaz
Space Is The Place – Sun Ra

What do you geek out over?

Consumer trends, hotel decor, southern rap, grocery shopping in foreign countries.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Sleep. I get nine hours a night and won’t let anyone take that from me.