Figure 8 Investments is an impact-oriented family office funding a world with better outcomes for all.
Founded by an educator and a twice-exited entrepreneur, we bring pedagogical and business expertise to provide optimal support for impactful companies. Our investments embody our commitment to socially-oriented education and healthcare that can transform lives and better our society.
Our investments across industries are united in their commitment to creating value, expanding accessibility, reducing the cost basis of basic needs, and breaking down geographic barriers.
We are committed to educational products that can expand access to high quality instruction and pedagogical innovation at scale.
We back career-oriented products that can open doors in one's life while reinvigorating our economy.
Immersive pedagogy can better connect practice and instruction to provide a safe place for simulated experience.
We support tools and services that develop students' social, mental and physical health.
Knowing wellness is never one size fits all, we support ventures that work to make healthcare culturally relevant and financially inclusive for every demographic.
Healthcare should be straightforward and accessible. Figure8 is proud to back products that reduce spending and improve treatment at scale.
Believing in the power of incentives to create better systems, we fund products that tie compensation to patient results for a more equitable provider model.
Recognizing that a patient’s environment and routines can impact wellbeing, we support solutions that move beyond symptom relief to nurture mind, body, and lifestyle.
With deep experience in the education and healthcare sectors, we provide both strategic insight and the introductions that can fuel your start-up's growth.
We recognize the value of cultivating reciprocal relationships with founders from start to finish. By building a reputation for trust and deep involvement, we believe we can create better results for everyone on the cap table.
At Figure 8, you'll be directly in touch with our fund's leadership. We're admin light and swift executors so you can focus on what you do best - operating.
Alongside supporting our companies throughout their lifecycle, we are committed to fueling a long-term, virtuous cycle of better outcomes for both founders and our world through our investing.
Diana and Kaushik, the married co-founders of Figure 8, met in London in 2012. They connected over a shared love for adventure, travel, and mountains. The couple have lived in the UK, Switzerland, and Colorado and now reside in Asheville, NC with their two young boys who share their love of the outdoors.
Diana Anthony is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Figure Eight Investments.
A former Montessori teacher, Diana brings a global perspective to her investing from years of teaching in the US, UK, and Switzerland.
Diana earned her MA in Literacy Learning from University College, London, and was a Fulbright teaching Scholar. She also holds an AMI Montessori diploma.
Kaushik is a partner and co-founder of Figure Eight Investments. He is also the CEO of connectedFI, a fintech platform that automates $1B in commercial finance transactions per year.
Prior to founding Figure Eight, Kaushik invested in renewables and healthcare spin-outs from UK universities as part of PUK Ventures, a British Treasury-backed venture capital fund.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Kaushik previously founded and exited two companies in the automobile and telecom sectors.
Diana and Kaushik launched Figure 8 in 2017 to align their investing with their personal values. In keeping with their mission to create a virtuous cycle of good, they commit 10% of the profits from investments into education and healthcare non-profits.