We Need to Directly Elect Presidents Summary: Idea: A constitutional amendment to directly elect presidents by popular vote. Problem: The Electoral College has been corrupted by the two-party system. Trend: We’re about to have the least popular presidential election ever. History: We’ve been close to abolishing the Electoral College but never got it done. Solution:Continue reading “Abolish The Electoral College”
Biotech is following the same technological revolution roadmap as the internet, just 20-30 years later. It’s time to prepare for Biotech 2.0 now.
90% of Americans can’t invest in startups. Let’s change that now. Idea: Eliminate all accredited investor restrictions for startups and VC funds.
Why investing early-stage at scale is the best opportunity in VC now. Idea: Be the first investor and advisor to thousands of early-stage startups.
We need the FDA to be 100% public funded. Compare how much time was spent on Moderna’s mRNA development vs. regulatory work: Development: Regulatory:
Helping elite scientists become elite startup founders Trend: Silicon Valley now celebrates the technical founder CEO. Myth: Most VCs still think that scientists can’t be good CEOs. How: Be the first investor and advisor for startups led by scientist CEOs. Opportunity: Elevating scientist CEOs is good for everyone. This idea is a work-in-progress. If you’dContinue reading “Scientist CEOs”
Every creator should know Kevin Kelly’s idea about 1,000 True Fans: “To be a successful creator you don’t need millions. You don’t need millions of dollars or millions of customers, millions of clients or millions of fans. To make a living as a craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor youContinue reading “1,000 Haters”
Bringing the original YC model to biotech. Introduction: Both of these VC models are built for the old playbook for biopharma company formation: Two big changes have made it much cheaper to launch and scale biotech companies: The new playbook for biotech will be the YC fundraising model, as explained by Paul Graham: Biotech isContinue reading “Y Combinator for Biotech”
Imagine you’re a quarterback. The center snaps the ball to you. Look up. Take three steps back. Two defenders are coming through the line, one on each side. Pause. What do you do next? Everything in your body tells you to run, escape. You want to get out of the pocket. But the right moveContinue reading “Stay in the Pocket”
We are in the dot-com era for biotech. Introduction: For the last 25+ years, we have been living through one of the greatest technological revolutions ever, the Information Age. From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 to Mobile to Web 3.0, the best startup founders and investors have ridden these waves to impact billions of peopleContinue reading “It’s 1994 Again”