In 2013, Heather Henyon founded an angel investor network targeting women-led companies. However, she found that after raising angel capital, it was taking women twice as long as men to raise venture capital. So in March 2018, she launched Mindshift, a Dubai-based fund that invests in women-led businesses in foodtech, health, fintech, and education. Henyon, originally from New Jersey, has lived and worked in the Middle East on and off for 20 years, and Mindshift's investing regions--the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S--reflect its global approach. Merely having women in management, or on the board, won't qualify for Mindshift backing; Henyon's firm will invest only if there is a female founder or co-founder still working at a high level in the business.