"To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self...and to venture in the highest sense is precisely to become conscious of one’s self."
- Søren Kierkegaard
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Bryan Johnson is founder of Kernel, OS Fund and Braintree.
In 2016, Bryan founded Kernel, investing $100M to build a next generation, non-invasive mind/body/machine/interface (MBMI). We can count our steps and calories, quantity our sleep and sequence our microbiome, but in our day to day lives, our brain is inaccessible. We’re working to change that.
In 2014, Bryan invested $100M to start OS Fund which invests in scientist entrepreneurs predictably engineering atoms, molecules, organisms and complex systems— because science is the new tech. OS Fund companies have created self fertilizing crops, are storing information in DNA to make biology your next hard drive, designing proteins that nature never got around to over a few billion years of evolution, just to name a few of the dozens of world changing advances now in market.
In 2007, Bryan founded Braintree (acquired Venmo) which he sold to PayPal in 2013 for $800M.
Bryan is an outdoor-adventure enthusiast, pilot, and author of a children's book, Code 7.
I started Kernel in 2016 to build a non-invasive mind/body/machine/interface (MBMI) because we can count our steps, track calories, sequence our genome, test our blood, and measure screen time, but we have virtually no insight into our brains.
What would happen if we could begin quantifying our neural activity?
I started OS Fund in 2014, personally committing $100M. The investment thesis centers around our newly created abilities to predictably engineer atoms, molecules, organisms and complex systems, making science the new tech.
Programmable biology is becoming a central pillar of our society and is opening up a few frontier of possibilities in health, manufacturing, energy, agriculture, eliminating dirty industrial processes and combating global warming.
OS Fund companies have created self fertilizing crops, are storing information in DNA to make biology your next hard drive, and designed proteins that nature never got around to over a few billion years of evolution, just to name a few of the dozens of world changing advances now in market.
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Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life
By Bryan R. Johnson
Life at Flint Hill Elementary School may seem normal, but seven friends soon find themselves on a path to crack the code for an epic life. Whether they’re chasing their dreams on stage, searching for an elusive monster fish, or running a makeshift business out of a tree house, can these heroes find a way to work together to change their community?