Partner of Longevity.Capital, UK
Eric Kihlstrom is a Partner of Longevity.Capital, a specialized hybrid investment fund for the longevity industry. Eric was recently Strategic Director of Aging Analytics Agency and Head of Industry Collaboration at Longevity International, the Secretariat for the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Longevity. Eric is an established innovation professional with background in large corporations (General Electric, KPMG), as well as disruptive new startups in technology and healthcare.
Previously, Eric was the Interim Director for the UK Government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – Healthy Ageing. The Healthy Ageing Challenge Fund is a £98 million fund to invest in innovations enabling people to live better for longer. Eric was responsible for scoping the challenge and facilitating collaborations with industry, government, third sector, and academia to unlock opportunities deriving from the UK and global demographic shift.
Eric studied Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from New York University. He runs the UK chapter of the global innovation network Ageing2.0. He is a Freeman of the City of London at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. He speaks French, completed the Paris, Berlin, and New York marathons, and is now an avid swimmer.