Wisdom Ventures, a San Francisco, CA-based unconventional venture capital firm focused on promoting mindfulness, compassion, well-being, and human connection, closed its inaugural Fund I with an oversubscribed raise of $10 million.
Notable investors in Fund I include Reid Hoffman(Founder of LinkedIn), Elizabeth Koch (Founder of Unlikely Collaborators), Evan Williams (Founder of Medium), Esther Dyson (Chair of EdVenture and Founder of WellVille), Jeff Weiner (Executive Chairman of LinkedIn), Danielle Krettek (Founder of Google Empathy Lab), Ho Nam (Altos Ventures), and more.
Since its initial $5 million close last year, Wisdom Ventures has strategically deployed its capital in fifteen startups, engaging with nearly 150 founder teams.
The firm’s team comprises Bradley Horowitz, (Long-term Google exec), Ruchika Sikri (Former Head of Well-being Learning at Google), Cecily Mak (start-up COO, attorney, and revenue lead), Diego Perez (NYT Best Selling author known as Yung Pueblo), Soren Gordhamer (Founder of Wisdom 2.0), and Jack Kornfield (meditation teacher and author).
Wisdom Ventures has made investments in AI companies and many other mental health, workplace well-being, and psychotropics companies such as Betterleave, Alkeme, Seven Starling, Juno, Ami, and more.