Laura Deming

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Laura Deming is currently a full-time partner at The Longevity Fund, an early stage venture capital fund backing companies which target the aging process to treat disease, with investments in gene editing, small molecule therapeutics, and novel methods to treat disease.

When she was 8, Laura Deming realized that we were all going to die of a disease called aging. Ever since, her driving passion has been to slow aging and eliminate age-related disease.

She started working in a biogerontology lab when she was 12, and matriculated at MIT when she was 14. At 17, she was one of the youngest 20under20 fellows awarded $100,000 by Peter Thiel to pursue her venture full time. 


Forbes: Longevity Innovators: The Mission To Expand Healthspan, Not Lifespan (13Nov18)

Business Insider: 'To them it was a science fiction story': A VC who dropped out of MIT at age 14 explains why investors are starting to pour hundreds of millions into a field they had previously snubbed (15Oct18)

Business Insider: A VC who dropped out of MIT at age 14 has invested in biotech companies that are now worth billions. Here's how's she's picking her next investments to help us live longer. (11Oct18)

NY Times: Wanted: ‘Lost Einsteins.’ Please Apply. (09Aug18)

STAT: Her bio reads like Silicon Valley fan fiction. At 23, she’s investing millions in the quest to defy death (22May18)

Biz Journals: In 23-year-old wunderkind, anti-aging startups find champion, funding (11Apr18)

TechCrunch: One of the youngest fund managers in the U.S. just launched her own accelerator, too (21Mar18)

Forbes: The 21st-Century Miracle: Living To 100 (02Oct17)

Forbes: 30 under 30 in Science and Healthcare (2017) An Interview with Laura Deming of the Longevity Fund (27Jun16)

Forbes: Laura Deming's Anti-Aging Crusade (02Nov15)

FastCompany: The Eternal Problem Silicon Valley Can't Solve (24Aug14)

Storehouse: Laura Deming by Portraits of Silicon Valley (30Jul16) Turning point: Laura Deming (15May13)

NextBigFuture: Laura Deming has been a venture capitalist since she was 18 and she is obsessed with curing aging (22Mar14)

Forbes: Meet The Teen Who Got Paid $100 000 To Drop Out Of School (20Jun11)

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