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.
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”
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”
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”
Note: This idea is on my list of solutions to The World’s Biggest Problems. Problem: We have selectively bred or genetically modified most nutrients out of most foods. Solution: Reintroduce the best traits of ancient fruits and vegetables into modern crops. Master Plan: Model: Big Purple Tomato The purple tomato was invented by Professor Cathie MartinContinue reading “Recreate Ancient Foods”
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