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.
Melinda Alexander Haseth, Founder
Melinda Alexander Haseth 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.
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, which has sold over 100,00 copies. Banahasta has an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.