The demographic phenomenon of ageing populations will present challenges to both developed and developing nations. Along with the challenges come opportunities, however, and corporate venture capitalists may be a particularly well-positioned group to help with them, as it is the connecting tissue between the world of incumbent corporate industry leaders and the space of disruptive innovation.

American feminist writer and activist Betty Friedan had once remarked: “Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” This is also the perspective entrepreneurs and venture capital investors may have to increasingly adopt to tackle issues stemming from ageing and long-term demographic shifts across both the developed and developing world.…

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