Item of Christian’s private collection of historic artefacts centering around the ritualistic use of psychedelics:
Osiris was the (benign) god of the afterlife, the underworld and rebirth in ancient Egyptian religion.
Mythology connects him with the plant Acacia Nilotica, which contains Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT. This is the same compound that is used in shamanic rituals in the Amazon with the drink Ayahuasca.
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Shapingthe NextHuman Agenda
Experiences, Hospitality & Happiness
The first successful foundation in Christian‘s career was the creation of Ribopharma at the age of 20, which went on to become today’s Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. This gives us a special interest in, and passion for, life sciences and healthcare.
Many of today’s global megatrends - such as the planet’s aging population - create
a continuously rising demand for new and innovative medical devices and drugs.
Our primary focus areas are longevity – increasing the human lifespan and health span - and mental health.
We want to enable people to live longer, healthier and happier lives.
Apeiron’s platform company atai Life Sciences (NASDAQ: ATAI) is making significant headway towards unlocking innovative treatments to improve the status quo for the more than 1 billion people worldwide who are suffering from mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
atai currently has multiple projects underway to investigate the potential of psychedelic compounds like “magic mushrooms” / psilocybin, DMT (N-Dimethyltryptamine) and ibogaine, and establish these as approved medical treatments.
Apeiron’s platform companies Rejuveron Life Sciences and Cambrian Biopharma develop medical drugs and technologies which have the potential to significantly prolong human lifespan. We firmly believe that we will see advances within the next 10-30 years which will push a healthy human lifespan towards several hundred years, including the ability to rejuvenate and turn back the signs of aging. Aging is a disease, and we will cure it.
The disruption of the traditional financial services sector is an enormous opportunity for wealth creation, and it has only just begun.
New, low cost, far-reaching digital solutions have the power to reach the billions of unbanked people worldwide.
At a time when trust in governments and institutions is evaporating, truth and lies are hard to dissect. Blockchain technology, with its unique features - an immutable public digital ledger; 100% secure; instant transactions; decentralized – is an antidote to these problems.
Bitcoin for us is first and foremost a store of value and a viable replacement for gold. In the long term, Bitcoin’s price development will be a mirror for the mistakes and flaws of politicians… so judge for yourself.
We have a particular focus on infrastructure providers for this growing and exciting new ecosystem, such as exchanges, retail brokers and crypto mining / data center companies.
Over the coming years, humanity has the unprecedented opportunity to fundamentally shape and change the world around us as well as inside us.
We believe that we will be able to re-define and reimagine what it means to be human.
Contrary to the many dystopian views, we believe technology and innovation will save us, not end us.
For example, the way we produce food has remained largely unchanged for a thousand years - with enormous negative impacts on the environment and unbelievable animal suffering. Novel foods will give us food security, end animal suffering, and be much gentler on the environment.
Apeiron is a driving force shaping this new world and invests in frontier, future tech areas such as Space Tech, Food Tech, Brain-Computer Interfaces, AI, and more.
Experiences, Hospitality & Happiness
The more we technologize our world, the more we crave for the personal, humanexperience. It is not either/or –it has to be both!
People will have to work less and less because many of the tasks they currently do will be fulfilled by AI. Universal basic income will become the standard.
People ‘liberated’ from work will spend on both real life and digital consumer goods and experiences. While digital consumer goods and experiences will be disrupted by AI as well, non-digital experiences and goods which cannot be that easily disrupted by AI will become scarce. Think of billions of people having more and more purchasing power per year, but there are a finite number of hotels on Ibiza, so many Rolex watches, and so many spots on the Amalfi coast.
As a balance to our biotech and tech investments, Apeiron invests in entertainment, consumer, and hospitality companies which create shared experiences, bring people together and ultimately generate happiness.
Christian has been the executive producer or producer of 26 feature films including critically acclaimed movies like “Filth”, “Army of Thieves” and “Hector and the Search for Happiness”. He has worked with iconic actresses and actors such as Uma Thurman, Rosamund Pike, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Matthias Schweighöfer, Keanu Reeves, James McAvoy, and many more.
Several of these celebrities have joined us as co-investors in various companies.