DCM Ventures director dies of mental breakdown after taking mental destruction classes
On August 16, Sara Wei, director of DCM Ventures, passed away at the age of 32. She had taken a course at the LEGACY Power Leap workshop and passed out while in class.
DCM Ventures is an established investment institution, managing over $ 4 billion in funds, and is also a venture capital firm focused on early stage investments. The company has invested in Chinese companies Dangdang, Bitauto, Kuaishou, Maimai, Tantan, Pony.ai, Yidao Yongche, Tuniu, Vipshop, DXY, 58.com, among others.
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Sara Wei joined DCM in July 2014 and has managed short and medium term investments in community interaction, online products, consumer internet and SaaS enterprise services.
LEGACY is known as a consulting firm dedicated to promoting personal growth and business sustainability. Since 2000, the company has served the Chinese community in Hong Kong and has facilitated numerous workshops led by seasoned professionals. The participants are often the most accomplished and remarkable people from Hong Kong, Beijing, Shenzhen and other parts of China.
The class Sara Wei attended charged 70,000 yuan for three sessions, and those who took the class were often encouraged to bring other people. According to many students who took the course, participants tend to be in a good mood, seek change, and highly recommend the courses to others. However, the course is also known to amplify people’s shortcomings and dark sides and overwhelm them with negative emotions.
A former student, a male, said tuition fees are expensive and participants are often introduced by family and friends. After the five days of the course, he said he was under great mental pressure and often refused throughout the course. During the graduation ceremony on the fifth day, the student cried and was much more emotional, even hugging other participants, commonly referred to as “family members”.
Some students wrote on social media that there were games in the classroom, like Red-Black Game. There is also the kind of activity like psychological hypnosis. In a very dark room with guided music, everyone kneels in front of a chair, and the tutor says something to remind you of your trauma. At this point, people around you start to cry and the sound of beaten chairs gets louder and louder. Another activity is for the other members of the group to keep scolding you loudly until you collapse and cry.
In addition, many students reported that the class schedule is very intensive. According to the official website, the class schedule is 10 a.m. to midnight Wednesday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
A friend of Sara Wei has said that the LEGACY class is under the guise of saving friends and lovers. It once made Sara Wei and other students think about who they are sorry about, why they are so busy at work and not taking good care of their children, which made her feel even more bad about it. of the situation.