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Brom Rector

Founding Partner
Empath Ventures

Brom Rector is the founding partner of Empath Ventures, a VC impact fund focused on psychedelic medicine. Prior to starting Empath, Brom spent time in the hedge fund world and started a podcast about the business of psychedelics in 2021.

Growing up in a military family, Brom saw the mental health struggles of service members and how those mental health issues impacted families. Seeing this first-hand gave him a deep appreciation for the healing power of psychedelics, especially as it relates to PTSD and depression.

Personally, Brom has been using psychedelics for most of his adult life and has found them extremely beneficial for mental health and internal exploration. Brom is a staunch proponent of ending the war on drugs and making psychedelics legally accessible to all.

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Events featuring Brom Rector

Events featuring Brom Rector