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Jim Mellon, founder of Burnbrae Group, backs the startup accelerator MONACO FOUNDRY, which is based on an ethos of kindness.

Jim Mellon, founder of Burnbrae Group said, “We are delighted to invest in MONACO FOUNDRY, we believe they are a key player in the innovation playground and a pioneer when it comes to building a new breed of business accelerator, the first of its kind worldwide. They cultivate new ideas and technologies embedding the economies of tomorrow.”

Fabrice Marquet, co-Founder of MONACO FOUNDRY said, "At MONACO FOUNDRY we do something different. Our model is solely focused on long-term value creation, we share the risks and the rewards with all the entrepreneurs through partnership. We sweat for our equity. We are humbled that world-renowned entrepreneur and investor Jim Mellon believes in our vision and wants to empower us to help the next generation of entrepreneurs. He believes in our primary mission and passion - to improve both the lives of others and the condition of our planet.

Pippa Malmgren, Senior Partner at MONACO FOUNDRY and Serial Entrepreneur and Economic Advisor to US Presidents and Prime Ministers said, "Jim Mellon's backing confirms that VCs do not have to rely on brutal methods where Dragon's Den meets The Hunger Games and most startups fail disastrously. VC can be driven by the Monaco Foundry's approach which creates a world Tolkien would be proud of, where heartfelt conviction, humbleness, unrelenting diligence and intelligent support combine to make the world a better place."

About Jim Mellon

Jim Mellon is a British entrepreneur and investor with a wide range of interests. Through his private investment company, Burnbrae Group, he has substantial real estate holdings in Germany and the Isle of Man, as well as holdings in private and public companies.

Jim’s investment philosophy is underpinned by his ability to recognise emerging trends that give rise to new industries or major shifts in markets. This includes global financial crisis of 2008-2009, as foreseen in the first book Jim co-authored entitled Wake Up! and subsequently in the new science and technologies detailed in Cracking the Code and Fast Forward.

More recently Jim has established himself as a leader in the nascent field of ageing research and longevity. His groundwork into the field is summarised in the book Juvenescence which he also co-authored.

For decades, scientists have quietly been working away to understand the fundamental mechanisms of ageing. As a result of this progress, scientists have been reproducibly altering the rates of ageing and maximum lifespan in animal models. These discoveries are being translated into humans and will soon give rise to the largest industry on the planet.

Jim sits on the Board of Trustees of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). He is also a trustee of Biogerontology Research Foundation and Lifeboat Foundation, is an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College at the University of Oxford and sits on the Advisory Board of the Milken Institute’s Centre for the Future of Aging. Jim has been honoured by the AFAR with the George E. and Marie J. Doty Award for his support of ageing research.

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