Posts filed under: Venture Economy

The venture economy is taking of

Since the beginning of this decade, the Internet is changing the way we live, learn and work. The impact is unprecedented, entire industries are being disrupted. Corporations and institutions are struggling with the transformation to digital, new business models and...
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Start-ups vs corporates

Ask yourself: “Are we in business to create or do we cultivate a culture of protecting market share, revenue, profit or headcount … ?“ For a long time corporations and start-ups had not much in common when it comes to...
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The venturing operating model – designed for growth

For decades governments and business leaders are trying to understand the venturing ecosystem in Silicon Valley. With over 30,000 start-ups, a world leading venture capital industry and continuously emerging high growth technology companies, the Bay Area is the most admirable...
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Ecosystem strategies require corporations to change their operating model

Much effort has been put into establishing venturing ecosystems. Mostly, these attempts were focused on stimulating venture capital and entrepreneurship through incubators and entrepreneurship programs. However, with the emerging seed- and crowdfunding platforms – such as Angellist, Indiegogo, Y-combinator and...
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The return of corporate venturing

While corporates and ventures need each other more than ever, M&A is no longer the exclusive recipe for success. A smart approach is needed to preserve the venture culture on the one hand and to optimally benefit from corporate infrastructure...
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Crowdfunding & collaboration platforms

The ability to pivot – changing direction – is one of the core assets of an early stage venture team. Collaboration and (crowd) funding platforms enable millions of entrepreneurs, hackers, specialists, investors, backers and visionaries to collaborate and to eliminate...
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Open Source

We see many good examples of companies stimulating their employees to participate in the venture economy. Today, most technology companies allow their developers to personally open source the code they developed. Not so long ago such code would be considered...
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The challenges of the venture economy

A new venturing model is being developed at the tail of the venture industry. It is based on innovations in venturing such as the lean start-up[1] methodology, cloud services, collaboration platforms, accelerators, crowd funding and micro venture capital platforms. These...
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The future of business incubation and venture funding

Needless to say that it is hard to predict the future of business incubation and venture funding. Nonetheless, we see a number of trends of breakthrough methodologies and innovations that are changing the venturing landscape dramatically. Interestingly, these innovations are...
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A final note on venturing

It’s through the blockbuster VC model that the venture capital industry became renowned for fuelling innovation and entrepreneurship. In the next decade this model will no longer be the exclusive venturing approach. Venturing will become accessible to any one with...
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