Capital for a cause: revolutionising mental health

In this episode, Alon Greenspan, CEO of Mind Ventures, discusses his fund's focus on mental health solutions.
David Clark

Koda Capital

In this episode, Alon Greenspan, CEO of Mind Ventures, discusses his fund's focus on mental health solutions.

Mind Ventures, touted as the world's first mental health-focused for-profit venture fund, invests in evidence-based startups across various mental health aspects, from clinical illness to wellness. Greenspan discusses the importance of combining impact with economic returns, ensuring that investments not only generate profit but also significantly improve mental health outcomes.

Greenspan also shares his background, originally from Israel with a history in technology M&A and venture investing, and his move to Australia. He explains his personal connection to mental health issues, including experiences with family members and friends suffering from mental health disorders. This personal connection inspired his focus on mental health investments.

Alon highlights the growing issue of mental health, with statistics showing an alarming increase in mental illness and its economic impact. He points out that by 2030, mental illness is expected to be the leading cause of death. The discussion also touches on how COVID-19 has exacerbated mental health issues, particularly among children and adolescents.

Mind Ventures plans to invest in 15-25 companies, with an emphasis on going deep into portfolio companies. Investments will range from digital interventions to pharmaceutical companies innovating in mental health treatment.

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David Clark
Adviser & Partner
Koda Capital

David Clark is an Adviser & Partner at Koda Capital. In his podcast ‘Inside the Rope’, David interviews some of the leading minds in wealth management.

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