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Longevity Cities and The Investor Network

In today's issue, we dive into the diverse and dynamic world of longevity investment, highlighting the remarkable progress and potential that lie ahead.  We explore the Longevity Investor Network's remarkable growth and diversification, the transformative potential of Longevity Cities in reshaping our health and economic paradigms, and the exciting advancements in Alzheimer’s treatment spearheaded by Longeveron. Each of these narratives is not just a reflection of the progress made but a beacon pointing towards the profound possibilities that 2024 holds for longevity.
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Good Morning,

Welcome to the second edition of Longr Reads for 2024, where the future of health and aging intersects with groundbreaking investment and technological innovation. 

In today’s issue, we dive into the diverse and dynamic world of longevity investment, highlighting the remarkable progress and potential that lie ahead. 

We explore the Longevity Investor Network’s remarkable growth and diversification, the transformative potential of Longevity Cities in reshaping our health and economic paradigms, and the exciting advancements in Alzheimer’s treatment spearheaded by Longeveron. Each of these narratives is not just a reflection of the progress made but a beacon pointing towards the profound possibilities that 2024 holds for longevity. 

This issue aims to provide a comprehensive and insightful look into these developments, offering a glimpse into a future where technology, investment, and innovative thinking converge to redefine the boundaries of health and aging.

Let’s dive in …


Longevity Investor Network 2023 (Lifespan)

In 2023, the Longevity Investor Network (LIN) achieved remarkable growth, marking a pivotal year in its journey. Expanding to over 200 investors, LIN has diversified its investor base, now including a mix of angel investors, family offices, venture capital funds, corporate ventures, foundations, and endowments. 

This broad spectrum of investors reflects a shift in LIN’s strategy, previously centered on angel investors, towards a more varied investment philosophy. LIN’s influence in the longevity sector is underscored by the 40 innovative companies that pitched this year, showcasing advancements in various domains like mitochondrial and cardiovascular aging, medical devices, and computational biology. 

As LIN gears up for 2024, it has launched new initiatives, including a dedicated Slack community and enhanced tracking of investments, positioning itself as a key facilitator in the rapidly evolving landscape of longevity investment.


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Longevity Cities for Lifespan and Growth (Forbes)

Tina Woods’ article on Longevity Cities presents a groundbreaking vision for integrating health and sustainability into urban development. 

This concept has gained international attention, especially with health being a focal point at the COP28 UAE Climate and Health Declaration. Woods argues that the traditional healthcare model is failing, particularly in the context of aging populations and increasing lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes. 

She underscores the need for a preventative approach to healthcare, highlighting the potential of longevity science in managing aging populations and extending health spans. The idea of Longevity Cities embodies a holistic approach to health, considering psychological, behavioral, and environmental factors. By leveraging smart technologies and biomarkers, these cities could serve as incubators for health-promoting interventions. 

Woods’ vision aligns with the call for health equity and sustainable development, suggesting a transformative approach to healthcare that benefits both individuals and the planet.

Longeveron Investment Following Positive Alzheimer’s Trial (Longevity Technology)

Longeveron’s advances in Alzheimer’s treatment mark a significant milestone in the field of longevity biotechnology. The company’s Phase 2a trial of Lomecel-B, a cellular therapy derived from young adult bone marrow, has shown promising results in treating mild Alzheimer’s disease. 

In 2023, Longeveron announced plans to raise $2.36 million through a direct offering, following the encouraging trial outcomes. The clinical data revealed that Lomecel-B led to improvements in cognitive function, as indicated by the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Mini-Mental State Examination scores. Furthermore, MRI studies demonstrated that Lomecel-B could mitigate brain volume loss and reduce neuroinflammation, key factors in Alzheimer’s progression. 

These findings not only bolster the therapeutic potential of Lomecel-B but also exemplify the broader implications of cellular therapies in addressing aging-related conditions. 

Longeveron’s progress offers hope and a new direction in the pursuit of effective treatments for Alzheimer’s and related neurodegenerative diseases.


As we journey into 2024, the field of longevity stands at a fascinating crossroads, marked by innovative investment strategies, groundbreaking scientific research, and visionary societal initiatives. 

The Longevity Investor Network’s expansion is a testament to the growing recognition and enthusiasm for longevity-focused ventures. It represents a diversified approach to investment, echoing the sector’s dynamic nature. 

The concept of Longevity Cities, expertly detailed by Tina Woods, opens a new chapter in our approach to health and environmental sustainability, highlighting the interdependence of our physical wellbeing and the world we inhabit. 

Meanwhile, Longeveron’s significant breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research not only underscores the potential of cellular therapies but also reflects the broader aspirations of the longevity sector to address complex, aging-related diseases. 

These narratives collectively underscore a fundamental shift in our approach to health, aging, and investment, paving the way for a future where longevity is synonymous with a life lived fully and healthily. 

To the year ahead,

The Longr Reads Team


“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.”

Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher


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