Triangle Business Journal

Some people ask me: Are venture and angel capital dead or dying?

No. Both are evolving to adapt to a changing capital-raising environment – like dinosaurs that evolved into birds. New types of financings (like crowdfunding and Coins) are a natural part of venture capital’s evolution.

Then there is the democratization of venture capital, which includes:

VC funds that raise $10 million or less can now have up to 250 investors.

Venture managers are organizing online syndicates for followers who invest in special-purpose vehicles.

Software platforms allow angels to spend less time at in-person meetings.

A younger generation of investors is learning how to invest, because non-accredited investors invest online.

Social impact investing is increasing.

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