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Episode 85: An Interview with Venture Capitalist Laura Deming

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Chad sits down with venture capitalist and scientist Laura Deming. Together they discuss Laura’s past as a scientist and how she got her start funding organizations that help prevent aging.

Show Notes:

0:45 Who is Laura Deming
2:00 Laura’s mentor
4:30 Cold emailing people and the story of Michael Faraday
6:00 Making the longest-living worm ever
7:45 Comic book recommendations
9:00 What Laura likes to read
11:15 How Laura chooses what she reads
12:50 The Lindy Effect
14:00 Marcus Aurelius
15:20 Pushing outside comfort zones
15:45 How we evolve
17:20 How Laura got started in venture capital
20:30 What Laura did after she had her first success
22:00 What inspires Laura about some founders

Mentions:

Twilio SIGNAL Conference
IT Visionaries
Notes From the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Jeeves and Wooster
The Republic by Plato
Pioneer.app

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