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Wellness & Leadership Strengthening: investing in portfolio companies’ success

Jeremy Harkey July 13, 2022

Team-related factors account for greater than half of the top reasons startups fail, yet most investors overlook human needs within their portfolio companies. Mental and physical health of team members, and leadership and personal growth, are critical to companies’ sustainability and ultimate success. This is true now more than ever, as awareness of mental health challenges grows, burnout culture pervades, and skilled workers are choosing to work with companies with healthy and values-aligned cultures.


In this session, hear how two VC funds and an integrative coaching services company use innovative strategies to support companies’ performance and manage risk; and learn actionable practices for how you can integrate this approach and philosophy.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Reimagine Systems

  • Power and Capital

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion


Leadership, mental health

Purpose and Desired Outcome

We hope participants will recognize the opportunity to support portfolio companies’ growth differently, and that they will learn a few best practices for how they can integrate this wellness & leadership approach into their investing strategy.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Asset Managers


  • NameJoshua Haynes
  • TitleFounder
  • OrganizationMasawa Fund
  • StatusInvited
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