Spearheading Scientific Progress
We have a number of projects designed to spearhead scientific progress, from raising initial funding for basic science, to linking promising startups with potential investors, we are here every step of the way.
In 2015, inspired by the rising popularity of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, we created our unique research crowdfunding platform Lifespan.io, which supports projects focused on the aging processes in order to delay, prevent, or cure age-related diseases.
To date, we have raised more than $310,000 for research on aging thanks to the support of the community, and a number of those projects have already started to bear fruit, such as the AgeMeter biomarker system, which is available now, and the MouseAge visual biomarker system, which is available free via the Apple Store.
Since we launched our research fundraising project Lifespan.io in 2015, we have raised over $310,000 for breakthrough research and hosted the following successful crowdfunding campaigns:
We will continue to support cutting-edge research projects that may fall foul of the traditional grant system due to the culture of risk aversion, so check Lifespan.io often to see what new project launches are coming up and how you can get involved.
BRINGING RESEARCHERS AND INVESTORS TOGETHER
In 2018, we created the Longevity Investor Network, a group of forward-thinking investors who are interested in this promising field, see potential in rejuvenation therapies, and are helping the industry grow. At its monthly meetings, new biotech startups and established companies with new projects pitch their ideas to the investors; presentations from the companies are followed by Q&A rounds and discussion.
This group gives companies the opportunity to get critical investment funding in order to move their therapies towards the clinic, helping to bridge the valley of death between initial therapeutic candidates and commercial release. If you are an investor and interested in joining the group, visit the project page and get in touch.
TRACKING SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS
In 2018, we launched the Rejuvenation Roadmap, a project to create a curated database that would record and track the progress of the various promising research projects in our field, thus making it easier for people to see how far any given project has come. We are constantly updating and adding to the database as new companies and therapies come online, and we chart their progress to put all the information you need in one convenient place.