The Longevity Fund is a venture capital firm in San Francisco that prefers to invest in companies that focus on extending the period of healthy human life and ameliorate age-related decline in physical function. Founded 2011 by Laura Deming in San Francisco, California, the firm invests in series A, series B, and series C rounds. The notable investment portfolio of The Longevity Fund includes Epirium Bio, eXo Imaging, Fauna Bio, Spring Discovery, System1 Biosciences, Decibel Therapeutics, Precision BioSciences, and UNITY Biotechnology. As of January 2020, The Longevity Fund has made 11 investments and two exits.
Precision BioSciences is a biotechnology developing a gene editing platform for the creation of cell therapies, gene therapies, and agricultural products.
A biotechnology company developing drugs and treatments to diminish negative health effects associated with aging.
Spring Discovery is a computational drug discovery platform for age-related diseases founded by Ben Kamens.
ALX Oncology is a Burlingame, California-based biotechnology company working on pre-clinical stage immuno-oncology therapies.
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- Venture capitalA form of financing or funding for emerging companies. Investment on early-stage companies in exchange for equity in the companies they invest in.
- CompanyA company, abbreviated 'co.', is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise.
- BiotechnologyBiotechnology can refer to the application of science and technology to living organisms or the use of living organisms, their parts, products or models thereof to solve a problem, produce knowledge or produce goods and services. Biotechnology may involve the alteration of living or non-living materials.
- Human LongevityHuman longevity is a long duration of human life. Human longevity research aims to understand the mechanisms of aging and how aging and longevity are influenced by genetic, environmental and nutritional factors. Certain lines of research aim to extend human longevity.