The Future of Performance Enhancement (with Dr. Amy Kruse)

21 Nov 2023 • 45 min • EN
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What does the future hold for neuro technology? What strides have been made in performance enhancement via brain studies? How can investors help shape the landscape of mental health treatments? Listen as our guest shares how her new endeavor is investing in companies that elevate human flourishing, how modern treatments can unlock a new era of mental health solutions, and how her expert experience provides an advantage in assessing start-ups that will transform the field of neurosciences.  Dr. Amy Kruse has more than 20 years of experience in science, technology, and innovation, with a special focus on neurotechnology and human performance. She is now the General Partner and Chief Investment officer of Satori Neuro, a stage-agnostic fund focused on mental health, neurotechnology, and human flourishing. She draws on her expertise to support Satori Neuro’s portfolio companies as they explore innovative therapeutics that feature a wide range of treatments, from psychedelic medicine and transcranial magnetic stimulation to virtual/augmented reality protocols and non-invasive brainwave devices. These treatments are designed to address conditions including treatment-resistant depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction and substance abuse, neurological disorders, and more. Dr. Kruse is a Founding Member of the Loomis Innovation Council at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C., and a Guest Lecturer for Singularity University.  She is a frequent contributor to defense panels and advisory boards for organizations including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Academies, and the Defense Science Board.  She is also the author of numerous scientific papers, chapters, and articles. Dr. Kruse has both a Bachelor of Science in cell and structural biology and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband and enjoys gardening, kayaking, and traveling. Bigger Than Business is the show where you’ll discover real-world stories of business owners living their purpose. You’ll encounter men and women all over the world who draw strength from understanding why they do what they do and how they remain true to that purpose through the ups and downs every business owner will face.

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