Hi everyone! We're Vera Kutsenko and Hayley Leibson, the co-founders of Neverland. Neverland (Y Combinator W21) is the first online home garden and lawn marketplace. Our app takes the guesswork and confusion out of day-to-day plant and garden care. Our mission is to make nature accessible to all. The company is backed by awesome folks including: Kindred Ventures, Obvious Ventures, Maveron, Kimbal Musk, 24KGoldn, former CPO of Uber, founder & CTO of Dropbox, and more.
Vera previously co-founded Beehyve, an online community that connects Computer Science students from around the world. Before diving into startups, she was a software engineer at Facebook and Uber where she led the launch of a mobile app all over South East Asia. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science from Cornell University. In her spare time, she’s interested in mental and alternative health, quantum physics, hiking & nature, running, and of course plants & gardening.
Hayley was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 2020 for Consumer Technology and one of "15 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch Out For" by Entrepreneur. Previously, Hayley cofounded Lunchclub, the world's first AI superconnector backed by a16z, Lightspeed, and more with a $100+ million valuation.
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