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The Crowdfunding Revolution: How to Raise Venture Capital Using Social Media by Dan Marom, Kevin Lawton

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Chapter | 4THE EMERGENCE OF EARLY FINANCING

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.

—Tuli Kupferberg

It’s not as if the entire ecosystem hasn’t recognized the dichotomy of the incumbent financing cohort’s deteriorating ability to serve innovation, just as the modern complexity economy is exponentially driving potentials of innovation. As in all complex systems in disequilibrium, natural forces and interactions arise that push the system toward a more balanced state. In terms of the early financing of innovation, that push has been manifested in a fairly recent proliferation of mechanisms focused on the early start-up or project phase.

Have you noticed that recent, incubator-style funding mechanisms are popping up everywhere like weeds? In ...

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