Top 4 Takeaways From Laura Deming’s Interview with Hello Tomorrow

Zayn Patel
7 min readJan 26, 2021

Laura started a $22M VC fund focused on longevity investments. She is a thought leader in the anti-aging industry, a Thiel Fellow, and she’s only 26!

Laura Deming presenting at the Women VC conference.

She found her passion at 12 years old when she witness the pain her grandma felt when getting up from a chair, which kick started her incredible trajectory in the industry.

I’m all about efficiency so here’s what I’m going to discuss today.

  1. Background on Interview
  2. Takeaway 1 → Age Never Matters
  3. Takeaway 2 → Curiosity Drives Results
  4. Takeaway 3 → Be Passionate + Excited
  5. Takeaway 4 → Knowledge = Power
  6. TL;DR

Background on Interview

Hello Tomorrow is an organization that hosts an annual global summit, inviting the most notable deep tech entrepreneurs to discuss their work and provide insight into the future. The primary objective of the conference is to unlock the power of deep technologies to solve our toughest global challenges.

Interview picture of Laura Deming and Nadine Bongaerts.

In 2017, Laura Deming talked to Nadine Bongaerts about reversing the process of aging at the 2017 Hello Tomorrow Global Summit and her drive is incredible.

Takeaway 1 → Age Never Matters

“When I was 11 years old, I got on my computer and I think it was the first email I sent to someone outside my family.” You are never too young to send an email to someone, Laura took a chance, used her age and curiosity as an advantage to visit one of the prolific individuals in the coveted longevity industry.

Laura was at MIT by age 14 and a Thiel fellow at 16. The numbers never phased her and my biggest takeaway from hearing her speak and reading about her story was that she was so driven to find a cure for aging or lessen the burden on her grandmother that she focused on doing things that put her in a position to build new things and start companies related to aging.



Zayn Patel

Working on space technology and policy, improving government with data science, and launching a cubesat mission.