GrowVC was always more than what is called ‘crowdfunding’. We defined it as a platform and ultimately an ecosystem that could enable a community of practice to come together, to share knowledge and information, and in so doing to accelerate innovation. We envisaged that although physical place is still important, the ability to connect people, skills, knowledge and money to each other was what made GrowVC special.
What everyone at GrowVC is engaged with is evolving that idea into practical reality. What is interesting is that these platforms are developing very quickly, companies like Local Motors, Ushahidi, Company Command, txteagle, are all redefining their industries. By harnessing the collective intelligence of a highly motivated and dedicated community, by creating lightweight and flexible businesses, that are disruptive in their business models, but highly beneficial to society – these are in my view businesses crafted for the needs and wants of the 21st Century.
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