Photo by Alexander Abero on Unsplash

Architecture

The pandemic has changed our perception of our communities, our homes, and living spaces in general. We’ve been forced to take shelter in spaces that we didn’t design for full-time occupancy, resulting in a reconsideration of the function and design of our homes. We’ve reached an understanding that our natural and built environments have a direct impact on wellbeing and shape our behavior. This is inspiring a move towards architecture and interior design that is not just aesthetic, but elicits emotions and provides health benefits. For example:

  • Biophilic design: “an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with…


Photo by Melissa Askew on Unsplash

When it comes to getting older, the numbers tell a tale of dramatic growth:. By 2050, the 65+ population in the US will double.That population will have the highest net worth of any age category in the US; Boomers are already the wealthiest generation in history. The world’s current population is 7.79 billion, with 727 million of those are age 65 and older. By 2030, there will be almost 1 billion over the age of 65 on the globe. Those 1 billion people will expect to live longer and better lives. …


Photo by Natural Chef Carolyn Nicholas on Unsplash

Food and drink are essential for survival and are also new expressions of the emerging science of health and happiness. Increasingly, science is indicating that what we eat is the first step in medicine and prevention: Food as Medicine. We also see increasing ties between food and how we feel and function: Food as Mood.

In addition, food is increasingly under pressure. Population gain and wealth accumulation have elevated the global demand for meat, which is expected to double by 2050, driving the need for alternatives. In Q3 2020, the bioengineered foods segment saw the highest quarterly deal value in…


Photo by Priyanka Singh on Unsplash

Neuroscience has been a focus area for our funds for over five years. Now, as we emerge from this global experience of shared pandemic-induced stress and anxiety, the importance of new modes for modulating emotions stands at an all-time high. According to a report from Rock Health, US mental health companies raised $5.4 billion in venture funding across the first six months of 2020 alone.

Empowering individuals to improve their happiness and wellbeing through science is core to our investment thesis. …


Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

Women supporting women in everything related to being women is a growing and powerful global trend. The worldwide female 51% is demanding new and better approaches to every part of their lives. This is manifestly true in Delightful Moments, which lie at the core of our investment thesis.

According to Emergen Research, the global FemTech market is expected to reach $60 Billion by 2027. Not surprising. When half the people on the planet commit to change, we see a singular investment opportunity. …


Photo by Bart LaRue on Unsplash

Joyance Partners was founded in 2016 with the sole intention of finding and supporting companies that create what we call “Delightful Moments.”

We felt then, and now, that Delightful Moments 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. Emerging science and technology present 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.

In 2020…


Photo by Bart LaRue on Unsplash

Joyance Partners was founded in 2016 with the sole intention of finding and supporting companies that create what we call “Delightful Moments.”

We felt then, and now, that Delightful Moments 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. Emerging science and technology present 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.

In 2020…


Photo by Hardik Joshi on Unsplash

Our funds are always on the lookout for the best entrepreneurs leading companies leveraging science to offer innovative worldwide solutions within Health and Happiness. In our constant quest to that end, about a year ago our attention was drawn toward the Indian startup ecosystem — India has witnessed the launch of more than 55,000 startups to date with more than 3,200 startups raising $63 billion in funding in the last five and half years alone (Inc 42).

Home to 34 current unicorns and 52 companies with a potential to become unicorns by 2022, as the world’s second-largest startup ecosystem, India…


Photo by Malin on Unsplash

Now, as Shakespeare said, is the winter of our discontent.

Covid keeps on coming, creating a third wave of infections that put the earlier upswells to shame. We are hunkered down, tired out, fed up, and strung out. People fret and businesses suffer.

What is an entrepreneur (last time I looked, entrepreneurs are people, too, subject to all the slings and arrows of human experience) to do during a dark moment like this? How can an emerging business move forward when everything is locked down?

Every entrepreneur is unique and every business different, but here are a few thoughts on…


Photo by Peter Boccia on Unsplash

It has been a long year. It feels like several long years, actually, jam-packed into a few dreary months. Locked down, cooped up, hemmed in, beset by a profusion of woes, wary of illness and peeking between our fingers to see what fresh Hell comes next. 2020 hasn’t been a romp in the sun.

So, this seemed an ideal moment to return to my penchant for trenchant quotations and this time to focus on….hope.

Let’s hold our heads up, look to the brighter tomorrow and know this, too, shall pass.

“They say a person needs just three things to be…

Joyance Partners

The first venture fund focused on individual health experience, not process.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store