MEDITATION. MASSAGE. ENDORPHINS. THE SMELL OF VANILLA. THE COOL OF JAZZ. THE TRANSCENDENCE OF OPERA. THE TASTE OF CHOCOLATE AND FINE WINE.
Delightful Moments such as these are part of all human experience: the small, but powerful, separations from the daily humdrum when we feel stronger, calmer, more joyful, more in control, more distant from pain and anxiety.
Now, emerging science and technology has the potential to deliver these experiences. Science can help individuals be a bit happier, which can lead to greater health. Or a little healthier, which can lead to greater potential for happiness. It is a new, transformative cycle of human experience.
This new science of health and happiness ranges from transforming the human organism (genetics, bioscience), to creating new forms of human chemistry (the microbiome), to reading, understanding or altering our minds (neuroscience), to expanding human experience (virtual and augmented reality), and even to altering what we eat and drink (next generation food) and how we interact with one another (emergent community).
By investing in the emerging science of happiness, Joyance Partners is the first venture fund focused on individual health experience, not process.
We’re helping these outlying business segments get healthier, which should produce happy outcomes, for them in terms of operations and for us in returns.
The alternative protein space has recently been an area of considerable investing activity and increased interest.
Managing Partner Mike Edelhart talks with Austen Allred, CEO of Lambda School, the revolutionary new online software engineering training school.
Managing Director Paolo Pio on joining the team and his dedication to investing in science that will make the world a happier place.
Food and drink, in their myriad forms, are certainly sources of delight.
“The European startup scene is growing rapidly, and it needs funds like Joyance to provide the kind of support and capital necessary at the very early stages.”