• Enlightened Innovation

    Enlighten Ventures helps to fund the world’s most innovative ventures and entrepreneurs who are working on global challenges. We apply the principles of enlightenment to make them far more successful than they otherwise would be. We believe in business unusual.

    Guiding Entrepreneurs to Success

    We work with entrepreneurs in areas such as data tech, fintech, biotechnology and environment science. We go way beyond the standard approaches, dramatically improving the odds of success for both entrepreneurs and investors.

    Research into Enlightenment

    We bring together practitioners and researchers who wish to understand practical applications of enlightenment.

    Advising Family Offices & Funds

    We help family offices and funds to meet their philanthropic, environmental and ethical goals.

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  • About us

    John Purkiss, Co-Founder

    John Purkiss (Banahasta) is a partner with August Leadership, where he recruits C-suite executives and board members. He is an experienced angel investor and the author of The Power of Letting Go. Banahasta has an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.
     

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    Melinda Alexander Haseth, Co-Founder

    Melinda Alexander Haseth is Managing Director of Truly Group which helps international companies to develop powerful brands. She advises entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors and Fortune 500 companies. Melinda has an MA from The University of Edinburgh and a Masters in Entrepreneurship from the University of Cambridge.

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