StartUp Health Launches 'Longevity Moonshot' and Invests in Human Longevity, Inc. to Change Face of Aging

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With Nearly 300 Healthcare Transformers, Dr. J. Craig Venter Joins StartUp Health’s Global Movement To Transform Health

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“Human Longevity, Inc. is honored to partner with StartUp Health and collaborate with their global community of Healthcare Transformers committed to transforming health,” said Dr. J. Craig Venter, co-founder & CEO, Human Longevity, Inc.

StartUp Health, a global organization leading the movement to transform health by building the world’s largest community of Healthcare Transformers, today announced the launch of StartUp Health’s Longevity Moonshot, a mission to extend and enhance healthy life by 50+ years and change the face of aging. Marked by StartUp Health’s recent investment in Human Longevity, Inc (HLI), the genomics-based, technology-driven company led by co-founder and CEO J. Craig Venter, PhD., HLI was selected to be the founding partner of the Longevity Moonshot and become the 140th company to join StartUp Health’s exclusive Academy for Healthcare Transformers.

“Aging is the biggest risk factor for every significant human disease,” said Steven Krein, co-founder and CEO of StartUp Health. “We are excited to be launching The Longevity Moonshot with Human Longevity, Inc. as the founding partner because we believe that together we can inspire a global community of Healthcare Transformers to join our mission to extend and enhance a healthy lifespan and ultimately improve the health of billions. By collaborating as a networked community, we can change the face of aging forever.”

“Human Longevity, Inc. is honored to partner with StartUp Health and collaborate with their global community of Healthcare Transformers committed to transforming health,” said Dr. Venter, co-founder & CEO, Human Longevity, Inc. “Our goal is to solve diseases of aging by changing the way medicine is practiced. Having the opportunity to actively network and engage with other innovators with the same mission will help us all revolutionize healthcare.”

The StartUp Health Longevity Moonshot is the first moonshot that StartUp Health is organizing for its community of Healthcare Transformers to focus on, with additional moonshots set to be announced throughout the year. StartUp Health is already working to support the White House Cancer Moonshot and The Cancer Moonshot 2020. To learn how your startup or organization can get involved in these moonshots, visit http://www.StartUpHealth.com.

About Human Longevity, Inc.
Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) is the genomics-based, technology-driven company creating the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data. HLI is developing and applying large scale computing and machine learning to make novel discoveries to revolutionize the practice of medicine. HLI’s business also includes the HLI Health Nucleus™, a genomic powered clinical research center which uses whole genome sequence analysis, advanced clinical imaging and innovative machine learning, along with curated personal health information, to deliver the most complete picture of individual health. For more information please visit, http://www.humanlongevity.com or http://www.healthnucleus.com.

About StartUp Health
StartUp Health is a global organization leading the movement to transform health by building a community of Healthcare Transformers. StartUp Health has the world’s largest portfolio of digital health companies spanning 12 countries. StartUp Health’s platform includes the StartUp Health Academy, StartUp Health Network, StartUp Health Ventures and StartUp Health Media. StartUp Health was founded in 2011 by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes and is chaired by former Time Warner CEO, Jerry Levin. Some of StartUp Health’s notable strategic partners and investors include AARP, AON, Aurora Health Care, California Health Care Foundation, Steve Case, Cleveland Clinic, Conifer Health Solutions, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Roger Ehrenberg, Brad Feld, Genentech, GE Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and SeventySix Capital. Learn more at http://www.startuphealth.com.

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Heather Kowalski, hkowalski(at)humanlongevity.com, 858-361-0466

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Liz Austin, liz(at)startuphealth.com, 203-339-2992

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