LEADING A MINDSHIFT

MINDSHIFT Capital is focused on post-seed early-stage companies in the U.S., Europe and Middle East. Through a global network, MINDSHIFT identifies companies with scalable technology, exceptional leadership and high growth potential. We invest with a gender lens, ensuring diversity of thought while narrowing the funding gap for female-led ventures. 

OUR TEAM

Heather Henyon

Founding General Partner

  • Venture investor with over 100 direct and fund investments in the US, Europe and Middle East

  • Board member:  Sekem, Little Thinking Minds, Sarwa, Localized, NeedsList

  • Started first women’s angel investor group WAIN in MENA in 2014

  • International finance professional for 20 years & MENA regional operator

  • Nominated as Investor of the Year by Arabian Business (2016-2017)

  • Lived & worked over 15 years in Dubai, Lebanon, Egypt

  • MBA from Cornell University (Park Leadership Fellowship) & BA from Oberlin College

Investment Committee

Heather Henyon

Dubai, UAE

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Barbara Baumgartner

Dubai, UAE

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Joumana Jallad

Dubai, UAE

Venture Partners

Marcia Dawood

San Francisco, USA

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Hana Besbes

Dubai/Riyadh

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Gry Loseth

Dubai

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Advisory Board

Justin Smithline

Partner, ER Accelerator, New York  

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Daphne Kis

CEO, WorldQuant University, New York

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Scott Gillespie

Managing Director

Jigsaw Group

Dubai/NY/Sydney

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Shelly Porges

Partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women Washington, DC 

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Elfrieke van Galen 

Partner, The Rock Group, Amsterdam 

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Shainoor Khoja

CEO, Better Business Enterprise, Dubai

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Najla Al-Midfa

CEO, Sheraa
Sharjah, UAE

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Clare Woodcraft

Executive Director, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, Cambridge Judge Business School

UK

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Our Strategy

By focusing on women-led ventures, we are leading a mindshift towards investing with a gender-lens.

MINDSHIFT bring a hands-on portfolio approach built from decades of global operating experience and cross-border investing.  We add immediate value to our investees by engaging our global networks to connect female founders, increase sales channels and support exits.

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100+

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Leading a Mindshift towards Investing with a Gender Lens to Enhance Returns.

 

Our Strategy

By focusing on women-led ventures, we are leading a mindshift towards investing with a gender-lens.

MINDSHIFT bring a hands-on portfolio approach built from decades of global operating experience and cross-border investing.  We add immediate value to our investees by engaging our global networks to connect female founders, increase sales channels and support exits.

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