Heather Henyon

Founding Partner, Mindshift Capital

Heather Henyon is Founding Partner of Mindshift Capital, a global venture fund that invests exclusively in early stage women-led technology companies. Mindshift Capital has backed 18 companies led by 24 female founders in five countries.

Heather is also the founder of the Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN), the first and largest women’s angel investor group in the Middle East. An active venture investor with a passion for women’s health and sports, Heather has over 200 direct and fund investments in the US, Europe and Middle East. She started her career on Wall Street and has almost 20 years of experience in finance, technology and strategy in emerging markets including as founding CEO of Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd.

Heather is a member of the Investment Committee of the Next Wave Impact Fund and is a founding member and former Board and Investment Committee member of Dubai Angel Investors and Cairo Angels Syndicate Fund. She serves on the Board of Directors and Audit and Risk Committee of the Sekem Holding Group in Egypt and is a Board Member of Little Thinking Minds (Jordan), Wellbees (Turkey) and QiDZ (UAE). Heather received the 2023 Cornell University Emerging Market Institute’s Cañizares Alumni Award and has been nominated as Investor of the Year by Arabian Business in 2017 and 2016. Originally from the US, she has lived in the Middle East for 15 years and speaks English, Arabic, and French.

Heather holds an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from the Johnson School at Cornell University where she was a Park Leadership Fellow, and a BA in economics and political Science from Oberlin College.


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