Responsible Innovation Labs powers the people behind consequential innovation.

RIL is a coalition of leading founders and investors obsessed with making responsible innovation actionable for early stage technology companies. We've seen first-hand how responsible innovation can maximize upside for the most ambitious startups.

We serve founders who:
→ Tackle foundational problems
→ Build products impacting how we live, work, and thrive
→ Operate with curiosity and humility
→ Translate integrity, responsibility, and resilience values to their startups
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Our early work has attracted a broad coalition of founders, investors, and others.

Our partners represent a wide cross-section of early stage tech:




Meet the People Behind our Work

Jon Zieger
Founding Executive Director and Co-Founder; former General Counsel, Stripe
Diede van Lamoen
Co-Founder; Co-Founder, Commure
Hemant Taneja
Co-Founder and Chairman; CEO and Managing Partner, General Catalyst
Gaurab Bansal
Executive Director
Luisa Reyes
Program Manager
Gabby Ollig
Special Projects Lead
Advisory Board
Toyin Ajayi
Co-Founder and President, Cityblock Health
Neil Blumenthal
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker
Jim Breyer
Founder and CEO,
Breyer Capital
Ken Chenault
Chairman and Managing Director, General Catalyst
Ken Frazier
Chairman, Health Assurance Initiatives, General Catalyst; Executive Chairman, Merck
Jon Iwata
Executive Fellow, Yale School of Management
Maurice Jones
CEO, OneTen
Rick Klausner
Chief Scientist and Founder, Altos Labs
Marie-Josée Kravis
Economist; Vice Chair, Hudson Institute Board
Youngme Moon
Professor of Business, HBS
Sam Palmisano
Chairman, Center for Global Enterprise; former Chairman and CEO, IBM
Lila Preston
Partner and Head of Growth Equity Strategy, Generation Investment Management
Josh Reeves
Co-Founder and CEO, Gusto
Rachel Romer
Co-Founder and CEO, Guild Education
Glen Tullman
CEO, Transcarent
Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation; Co-Founder, US Impact Investing Alliance
Strategic Advisors
Wilneida Negrón, PhD
Council Member & Product Chair, Axon; Co-Founder, Startups and Society
Delia Pawelke
Head of Product Risk, Stripe
Lyel Resner
Head, Public Interest Technology Studio at Cornell Tech; Co-Founder, Startups and Society