Bryan Johnson, who sold his company Braintree to PayPal for $800 million in 2013, has created a fund called OS Fund to invest in "deep tech" companies centered on the areas of science and technology.
Of the 28 companies OS Fund has invested in since 2013, 26 saw an increase in their valuation, two were acquired, and four are now valued at $1 billion or more.
Now, Johnson has raised a second fund, OS Fund II, to further more science-backed pursuits.
"If you go to someone with money, and say, 'Hey, why don’t you invest in science stuff?,' they'll probably say no," says Bryan Johnson. "They'll say that it takes longer, that it's harder to assess risks, and that it isn't worth it."
Johnson is the co-founder of OS Fund, a venture fund that specializes in what Johnson calls "deep tech": technologies centered at the crossroad of science and tech.