Since I was a kid, I've been fascinated by the idea that longevity is a mechanism we can manipulate.


I grew up in New Zealand. When I was 12, I moved to the US to take graduate coursework at UCSF before studying at MIT. 


I've worked in the Kenyon, Guarente, Weiss and Firestein labs on a number of topics, including aging and synthetic biology.


In 2011, I started Longevity Fund, the first VC firm dedicated to funding high-potential longevity companies.


So far, we've raised $26M and have backed Unity Biotechnology, Precision Biosciences, Metacrine, Navitor, and Alexo Therapeutics.


On the side, I'm really interested in the below areas - if they're things you like to chat about, drop me a line!


Mathematical descriptions of biology (Rashevsky/Rosen/Baez)

Information theory and physics (entropy and entanglement)

Classical music and economics (just starting to learn about these)