The entrepreneurial spirit defines the people of this nation. Startup communities around the U.S. are creating centers of innovation by leveraging technology to solve today’s challenges and profit on tomorrow’s opportunities.
These entrepreneurs need inspiration, mentors and capital. The last decade witnessed an explosion in startup activity and mentorship, but little evolution in where and how we invest. New technology platforms coupled with changes in government regulations are shaping a new investment landscape.
But despite the tools and trends, startup investing remains the purview of a few in a handful of markets. The success of startup communities is dependent on forward-thinking investors who embrace the new paradigm. It’s time to unleash the potential of millions of new startup investors, across the country and around the globe.