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

Investment Team

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Heather Henyon

Founding General Partner

Venture investor with 100+ direct and  fund investments in the US, Europe  and Middle East. International  finance professional for 20+ years.

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

Lived  & worked over 15 years in UAE, Egypt, Lebanon.

Dubai / New York

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Marcia Dawood

Venture Partner

Board Chair, Angel Capital Association (ACA)

San Francisco, USA

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Barbara Baumgartner

Investment Committee

MD, FAI Aviation

Dubai, UAE

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Hana Besbes

Venture Partner

Management Consultant

Dubai/Riyadh

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Joumana Jallad

Investment Committee

Entrepreneur

Dubai, UAE

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Rebecca Hall

Venture Partner

MD Investments

Dubai, UAE

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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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Shainoor Khoja

CEO, Better Business Enterprise, Dubai

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Elfrieke van Galen 

Partner, The Rock Group, Amsterdam 

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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

Zee Ahmedani

Partner

Goodwin Procter’s Private Investment Funds

Dubai/UK/HK/Tokyo

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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.

45

Years

Combined

Industry Experience

Current

100+

Investments

1000+

Deals

Screened

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.