Psychedelics. Meditation. Nicotine. Endorphins. The smell of vanilla. Massage. Jazz.
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, a range of new technologies has the potential to deliver these experiences. They range from transforming the human (genetics, neurosciences), to creating new forms of human chemistry (personal pharma), to changing human experience rather than the body (virtual and augmented reality).
By investing in these tech vectors of happiness, Joyance Partners is the first venture fund focused on health experience, not process.
The challenge with cryptocurrency as a currency is that it is entirely self-referential.
We have partners arrayed across the globe with deep backgrounds in biosciences, neurosciences, AR/VR, and commerce.
When the spirit of adventure flies high enough, anything is imaginable.
Managing Partner Mike Edelhart shares quotes that resonate for him, centered around optimism, effort, endurance, and success.
Entrepreneurs should emulate this example — maintain a keen sense of who they are, what they are doing, why they are doing it, and, for whom.
Only the behavior of buyer matters.