Tom Hardart is a founder and partner at XOL Ventures, a D.C.-based venture capital firm. He is also a founder of Witnify, Inc., a digital media platform dedicated to the sharing and collection of first person accounts. Witnify has collaborated with the Washington Post, The New York Times, Vox Media and many other media outlets to create sponsored video around historical topics (e.g. The March on Washington, The Assassination of President Kennedy, and the 1980 US/Soviet Olympic hockey game the “Miracle on Ice”).
Prior to Witnify, Hardart was co-founder and CEO of Adirondack Pictures (AP), a New York-based film production and financing company. AP produced Mary and Max, which was the opening night film of the Sundance Film Festival. Adirondack has also produced/financed the following films: PBS’s Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens; Beyond the Gates (directed by Michael Caton Jones and starring John Hurt and Hugh Dancy); Before the Rains, presented by Merchant-Ivory and from acclaimed director Santosh Sivan; The Night of the White Pants (starring Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl and Selma Blair), and the PBS series Uncorked: Wine Made Simple (hosted by Ted Allen).
Prior to forming Adirondack Pictures, Tom Hardart was a senior executive at American Online (AOL) for more than eight years. He holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.