I'm a serial entrepreneur who has started multiple high tech companies.
When COVID hit, I looked for what I could do that would make a difference.
I found that:
- Drug repurposing was the fastest, lowest-cost way to end the pandemic
- Treating the virus as early as possible was incredibly important (we should never be telling people to go home and do nothing)
- Nobody was funding the top scientists working on outpatient trials of repurposed drugs. The top drugs (like camostat) were not be funded at all
This is an epic failure of world governments and the WHO.
So I put in $1M of my own money and raised another $4M to start CETF.