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Lessons from Investing in Adolescent Mental Well-being

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This session will discuss the need for innovation in tools designed to improve adolescent mental well-being, highlighting areas that are particularly ripe for entrepreneurial innovation and existing areas of startup activity. We will also share key insights from our own fund, Telosity, which invests in Pre-seed and Seed-stage companies tackling this issue, on the opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs and investors interested in this area.

Confirmed Panelists

  • Faye Sahai, Managing Director of Telosity at Vinaj
    • Faye Sahai is celebrated as an innovation growth leader, having overseen change catalyst and strategic initiatives across multiple companies such as AIG, Blue Shield, Deloitte, Charles Schwab, and Kaiser Permanente. She served as the AIG Global Head of Advanced Technology, Innovation, Employee Experience. She is also AIG Executive Advisor of Global Women in Technology and UP Upward Professionals and nominated for Women Executive Leaders Initiative, and Global Inclusion and Diversity Task Force. She was one of founding members and leaders for Kaiser Permanente Women in Technology (WIT) and Women Embracing Life and Leadership (WELL).
  • Allyson Plosko, Director of Telosity at Vinaj
    • Allyson is currently Director of Telosity, a Vinaj Fund, investing in Pre-seed and Seed stage companies improving adolescent mental health and well-being. Prior to this, she led Village Capital’s US Health practice, where she focused on supporting entrepreneurs developing scalable solutions to improve health outcomes in vulnerable populations. Through Village Capital’s accelerator programming and affiliated investment fund, she worked with over 50 early-stage health companies, assisting them in designing and honing go-to-market and fundraising strategies.

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