The Seven Forces Disrupting Venture Capital | TechCrunch
Semil Shah stashed this in Venture Capital
I missed one force -- to make eight forces total -- and that's hardware/social platforms like iOS & Android, and Twitter and Facebook. Any others?
If I understand correctly, the first seven forces disrupting VC are Cloud, Angels, AngelList, Crowdfunding, YCombinator, "New" VC, and Secondary Markets.
I agree that platforms are disruptive, too.
But so are the accelerators -- not just TechStars, 500 Startups, AngelPad, I/O Ventures, and Founders Institute but dozens of other ones all over the world, including corporate-sponsored ones at Google, Microsoft, McKinsey, and Turner Broadcasting, among others: http://www.quora.com/Why-are-there-so-many-startup-accelerators
YCombinator started this new wave, but each of these accelerators has a different point of view, and more importantly, they're spread all over the world.
You no longer need to be in Silicon Valley to make a difference.
Lol...and they use every one of them why you should go away and not come back until you need $10M.
Well, several of those sources (crowdfunding, angels, AngelList, iOS, etc) are designed to help people fundraise without venture capital.