Christian is most excited about cryptocurrencies/Bitcoin and blockchain-related business models, longevity and anti-aging technologies, aerospace technologies and new drugs for mental wellbeing and enhancement/psychedelics. He is an investor in Biotech, Fintech & Crypto, and Deep Tech….
Over the next 10-20 years longevity will be the centerpoint of health research
The total market is 100% of the population
Many rich friends would spend all their money for extra years of life
Rejuveron will only be one of a whole sector of companies focused on aging
Having diverse portfolio companies allows for cross pollination of ideas between industries
Investors are generalists, they need to be able to find out who to trust and understand enough science to know what is bullshit
At the moment aging is not a disease, but it needs to be considered one
Targeting standard diseases alongside aging is a good strategy
Biomarkers are extremely important for aging research
QALY (Quality-Adjusted Life-Year) has been used in the past to measure the economic value of life, but recently it has been tossed out the window with the Covid crisis
Large scale clinical biotech investors tend to think in the short term, while tech investors seem to have longer timescales, but there are places where those perceptions intersect and Christian is currently operating in that space
Rejuveron operates both in clinical and preclinical spaces
There haven’t been any bad surprises in longevity investing yet, knock on wood!
Amazing scientists are often not amazing drug development people
Longevity is the biggest problem, but the second biggest problem is mental health. Bringing psychadelics back into the medical world will be better than SSRI’s
Regarding other investment interests, Blackrock neurotech has a really great brain computer interface
Speech as we know it may be phased out with good enough brain computer interface technology
For bitcoin, store of value is 99% of the value, it’s like digital gold
Regarding climate change, banning things will not solve the problem. Artificial milk and cheese, along with meat etc. would make us feel as bad about eating cows as eating elephants because there will be no need.
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