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Founder The New Green

Co-founder Hubski

Co-founder Forever Labs

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This is the best possible reply. Not kidding. It’s immediately what I said in my mind when I read the title of the post.

That’s remarkable. Can you imagine the progress we could make if big-brother (govt) got out of the way?!

thenewgreen  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 28, 2022

That’s very kind of you. Hold that cash, strange days ahead and you’ll want to have it on hand. We will be raising from VC/angels. $100k minimums. I’ve learned to not have friends and family participate. It’s a recipe for hurt feelings.

That said, we were asked to be on “start engine.” I took a call with them and they said they could raise the entire round from their network. Average check size $2k. The platform takes some cash and a small %. I was interested as it seemed a good way to be introduced to both capital and potential customers. It wasn’t until my second call that they said I had to bring the first quarter of the investment from my own clients/investors.

Started sounding really sleezy.

Is there a crowdfunding app that any of you use to invest in startups that isn’t sleezy but has a good reputation? I’d consider it as we have a very consumer driven product for hair.

thenewgreen  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 28, 2022

Personal: About to celebrate 18 years of marriage. It's hard to believe how quickly time has flown by. I feel very grateful for my family. My kids are healthy, smart, curious and DEFINITELY challenging, but I wouldn't change them. My wife and I look forward to a fun weekend together, celebrating.

I have decided to take up tennis again. I need the exercise and it makes me happier than just about any other sport/activity.

I miss my friends and family in Ann Arbor. This is a great time of year to be there. I will head back for thanksgiving.

Professional:Back in 2018 Forever Labs filed a patent to concentrate exosomes at point of care and add them to PRP. The analogy goes, if stem cells are the building blocks of the body, then exosomes are the blueprints. They largely mediate the healing process. But these exosomes are so small that table top centrifuges which are used at point of care are unable to concentrate them. Our patent changes this. Over the past 2 years we have been commercializing this patent. We call it, "SuperShotPRP™"

We have been running some studies and gathering data in clinics. Turns out that SuperShot allows patients to heal faster and have lower pain scores in ortho applications. Additionally, we ran a study with the National Hairloss Medical Academy and every participant that received SuperShot had positive/visible results with just one treatment. The results are phenomenal.

The ortho side of this is completely in-line with the same clinics we use to gather bone marrow for Forever Labs, but the hair stuff is a new vertical. Derm clinics and to a lesser extent plastic surgeons will be the target.

We have distribution lined up for ortho and aesthetics. We need to raise money now. Which normally would be fine, even exciting because it's such a strong product and such a large TAM. But, as is customary at Forever Labs, every time we raise money there seems to be a national disaster. Last time we raised in March of 2019. I don't need to remind you what happened then. Now, we are in the midst of a recession that may likely become a global depression. I'm concerned the road to funding will be long and tedious, even for such a strong product.

Take good care everyone! Strange days abound.

thenewgreen  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 500th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

thenewgreen  ·  24 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 7, 2022

If there is a Hubski meetup in Detroit, I’ll fly up for it. Also, elizabeth, you’re a badass! You will always be a badass. You’ve got this!! It will be weird at first but it will all work itself out as it should. This may sound strange, but congratulations! Congrats on your new life. Onward!

thenewgreen  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Strokes - Someday

Ticketmaster is a racket. Two normal tickets, nothing even close, we’re $490. Just nuts. Unfortunately I agreed to go before I knew the price tag. Better be fun.

I agree that Chad Smith is a good drummer. I also like the rest of the RHCP with the exception of Keidis. Just don’t dig his lyrics/singing. But I do like the Strokes. “Is This It,” was a fun album. I really dug it when it came out and I think it stands up. More excited for the Strokes than I am the RHCP.

I’m sure we will have a blast. Taking the kid out of school for the day and staying at a hotel. I would have loved this as a kid.

thenewgreen  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hey! It's me, pabs. Just checking in. What have you been you up to?

Hey Cuz,

I have been traveling a lot this summer; Turks And Caicos, Ireland and N. Michigan. Travel has become an important part of our family life. Trying to spend time with the kids as much as possible. They're getting big. All three of my kids are in the same school now, which is wild. We commercialized a patent of ours that helps re-grow hair. It's exciting. Been following crypto closely. Excited for the upcoming ETH POS merge. In my personal life I have been playing some tennis and golf with buddies and with my wife, which is great. We are about to raise a round of financing for my company, which will be very time consuming.

I wish I was more inspired to make music. It's been a slog lately.

    I want to make sure my kids are able to experience all of this as a general vaccine for cynicism.
I was recently up North Michigan with ecib and mk and we were told there was a chance the Northern Lights would be visible. Alas, they were not. I've never experienced them. I will.
thenewgreen  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 24, 2022

Lil, I really enjoyed your bday performance. It's insane that you wrote an article titled, "My Brain Tumor," decades ago (about someone else's potential brain tumor) and then actually had one yourself. If this were a movie as a viewer you'd think, "this would never happen in real life." I have never considered whether Dylan Thomas' father was like, "Um... I'd rather not rage."

It was heartwarming. Loved the audience participation.

Happy belated bday, my friend!