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.
Category Archives: Essays
End Accredited Investor Laws
90% of Americans can’t invest in startups. Let’s change that now. Idea: Eliminate all accredited investor restrictions for startups and VC funds.
How to Fix the FDA
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:
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”
Y Combinator for Biotech
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”
Stay in the Pocket
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”
It’s 1994 Again
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”
The Front Door
We Need A YC for Everything This is Problem #3 on my list of The World’s Biggest Problems.
Y Combinator for Politics
An accelerator for rising stars in politics Solving The Politics Problem “You say you want a revolutionWell, you knowWe’d all love to change the world” — John Lennon, Revolution Building The Best Accelerator for Politics Summary Notes
The Money Problem
Money vs. Meaning Everyone has a number where they’d be financially ‘free’. The gap between this number and your current wealth is your money problem. Most people would quit if they had $100K+ to cover their next 1-2 years. This is Personal Capital. Many people need $10K or less to start their passion project. See:Continue reading “The Money Problem”