Executive Summary: Guiding Statement

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Executive Summary

Foundation Overview

The Longevity Science Foundation is a non-profit organisation advancing the field of human longevity. It accomplishes its directive by funding early-stage, innovative R&D. Its mission is to fund research and development that extends the healthy human lifespan. The long-term goal of the Longevity Science Foundation is to make longevity-focused solutions translatable to medical practice and accelerate the accessibility of new treatments and therapies to all. By funding cutting-edge science at its source, the Longevity Science Foundation helps take ageing science out of the laboratory and to the public.

Industry Gap

Longevity researchers often face challenges related to a lack of funding and acknowledgement of ageing as a disease, particularly for early-stage projects. Bureaucratic funding processes and a lack of transparency in many funding organisations worsen these problems and contribute to inequality in accessing ageing-related treatments.

Visionary Board

While being represented by the Foundation Board, the Foundation is advised by the Visionary Board, consisting of six leading researchers in longevity and biotech. The Visionary Board defines areas of focus and pre-vets projects for donator funding after due diligence is completed.

Foundation Board

The overall management of the Foundation rests with the Foundation Board supported by the LSF team, which are comprised of experienced professionals in asset management and venture funding, including projects in biotech and science-intensive ventures.

Decision Mechanism

The Longevity Science Foundation adopts an innovative governance approach, granting its donators voting rights and early innovation access opportunities in exchange for their contributions. This is an inclusive and holistic model for giving that ensures all donators have a say in the Foundation’s direction and funding decisions. LSF Points: LSF Points are allocated to donators in proportion to their donation size and when they made the donation. Points can be used to vote or earn rewards such as NFTs commemorating contributions, consultations with specialists and early access to treatments.

The Foundation explicitly states that the LSF Point is not an investment instrument and does not have a monetary value. The LSF does not sell nor exchange LSF Points to any fiat or digital currency.

Blockchain and Software Architecture

The Foundation’s funding mechanism supports contributions in both fiat and digital currencies. Off- chain components include proposal evaluation, asset management, user identity-checks and governance. Donations, LSF Point transfers and report security are managed via a smart contract on a public blockchain that will be built on Ethereum.