Silicon Valley wants you to live longer (or forever)

 

At $12.4 billion, San Diego biotech Samumed is one of the highest-valued healthcare startups in the country. It’s goal? Reverse aging.

Founded in 2008 by now-billionaire Osman Kibar, the company is focused on developing medicines that could (one day) do things like erase wrinkles or cure blindness. The key, Kibar thinks, lies in teaching our cells to regenerate—prompting progenitor stem cells back into action to help repair aging organs.

In August, Samumed raised $438 million in equity funding, a stunning investment for a company that, while promising, still has no approved drugs. To-date, it’s raised more than $650 million.

Credits: AngelList via Outlook

Technological mayhem down the drain

 

Elements of technology, from CDs and chat to a whole laptop, are sucked into a strange vortex manipulated by an ancient ghost crystal owned by a coding Linux penguin. Technology – it can be mind-opening and a quagmire of confusion too.

Credits: Vijay Shah and Blingee