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Joe Betts-Lacroix

Theme: Novel approaches to regeneration
Topic: TBC
Date/Time: Aug 17 @14:30

Joe Betts-LaCroix began his distinguished entrepreneurial career as a scientist at Harvard, MIT, and Caltech. As part of a three-person team at Caltech, he contributed to the discovery of factors governing electron-tunneling rates in proteins. Their work has been published in journals such as Science and JACS, accumulating over 1500 citations.

He has co-founded three venture-funded startups. His first, OQO, created the world’s smallest Windows computer (Guinness World Record 2006) and was acquired by Google. His second, Vium, automated animal research to accelerate medical studies and was acquired by Recursion Pharma. He has also spent several years as a part-time partner at Y Combinator, mentoring and investing in numerous bio startups.

Currently, Betts-LaCroix serves as CEO of his third [venture-funded] startup, Retro Biosciences. The company’s mission is to increase healthy human lifespan by ten years.