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.

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.

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