I am delighted to announce that my second investment as an Ada Angel is in SPOKE. The company is working with music artists to create an ‘alternative mindfulness’ app that hyper-personalises mindfulness and self-therapy via music.

Having lost a friend to mental health in 2020, I started searching for tech-enabled solutions for the growing mental health epidemic. I was surprised to see how difficult it was to find companies with a unique offering that could be appealing to young men and women (particularly men). …


In October 2020, I was incredibly humbled and honoured to have been selected by Ada Ventures as a member of their first ‘Ada Angels’ cohort. I must start by saying thank you to Check and Matt for this opportunity and their hard work to democratise VC. Ada’s mission of investing in underrepresented founders and overlooked markets very much resonates with me. I am truly passionate about supporting those founders and I firmly believe there is an opportunity to generate better returns on investments.

What to expect:

As this is my first blog, I will:

  • Introduce myself;
  • Explain my investment thesis…

Anjel Noorbakhsh Ashman, CFA

Investment Manager @ Aureum, Angel @ Ada Ventures, Founder @ Iranian Women’s Association

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