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    Humans: The Next Platform

    Humans: The Next Platform

    Biohacking and transhumanist advances (including nootropics, extended longevity, cybernetic implants, better behavioral and genetic self-understanding) will materially advance our quality of life and productivity in the coming decade, but we need to be thoughtful about the potential social and ethical pitfalls as we transform. Google Trends shows a marked uptick in searches for… Read More

  • Soylent Slurps $20M From A16Z, Lerer, Index To Drink Big Food’s Milkshake

    Soylent Slurps $20M From A16Z, Lerer, Index To Drink Big Food’s Milkshake

    Everyone’s favorite food-disrupting nutritional slurry, Soylent, has just closed a $20 million funding round, led by existing investor Andreessen Horowitz. Another prior investor in its 2013 $1.5 million seed round, Lerer Ventures, also participated in the new financing, along with Index Ventures. Read More

  • Soylent Closes $1.5M In Seed Funding From Lerer, Andreessen Horowitz

    Soylent Closes $1.5M In Seed Funding From Lerer, Andreessen Horowitz

    Soylent, the drink that’s designed to fulfill a person’s nutritional needs, just raised $1.5 million in seed funding from investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Lerer Ventures. Yes, that’s right. The seemingly wacky personal experiment of YC-backed founder Rob Rhinehart and his team is becoming a full-fledged business with $1.5 million in pre-orders. Chris Dixon led… Read More

  • Soylent Closes In On Finalizing Its Formula, Reaches $1M In Pre-Orders

    Soylent Closes In On Finalizing Its Formula, Reaches $1M In Pre-Orders

    Soylent, the seemingly wacky personal experiment of 24-year-old engineer Rob Rhinehart, is maturing into a full-fledged business. Rhinehart and his team, who were running a Y Combinator-backed startup called Level RF last year, did what Paul Graham has called the “pivot of the century.” Fascinated by inefficiencies in the industrial food system, Rhinehart designed and then… Read More