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Many problems in the world could be solved with more innovation, but great ventures often go un-funded and never see the light of day. To revolutionize sectors such as healthcare, education, and clean energy not only requires adept individuals, but access to capital and resources to test, develop, and scale new ideas.
Exclusivity of Capital Investing
Venture capital’s purpose is to provide new companies with subsistence to grow their operations, but historically it’s been an exclusive club. Traditionally, only those with a net worth above a certain amount were privileged with an investor accreditation. Since 2016, the JOBS Act has allowed for the crowdfunding of new businesses, giving entrepreneurs access to a new capital market and individuals the ability to invest in early-stage companies.
Rate of Start-up Growth is Decreasing
Still, despite the aggravated media stories about the rise of entrepreneur culture, the rate of growth for new start-ups is, in reality, quite low compared to a decade ago. Since the peak of start-up creation in 2015, the numbers have halved. This might be attributed to factors such as higher investment standards, longer rounds, and increased risk aversion towards company creation.
In 2010, approximately 15% of Series A invested start-ups had revenues; this number has jumped to 70% in recent years. The trend has been for investors to extend the initial funding phase through “superfunding” and waiting for start-ups to grow quicker and outcompete their competitors. Although the volume of investments has experienced exponential growth in the past decade, the number of deals closed has decreased. There were more businesses created in 1980 than there were in 2013.
New Solution to an Old Problem?
The VC industry requires new solutions to help aspiring entrepreneurs meet their needs so that more innovation can rise to the surface. Changemaker Nobody Studios is taking on the challenge, providing opportunities for people around the planet to be involved in a radical, inclusive approach to business development and wealth creation.
Serial entrepreneur Mark S. McNally built Nobody Studios—which he sees as his “last company”—on the principles of de-risking early-stage companies, putting people first, and improving accessibility for anyone to invest in projects they care about. Ultimately, Nobody Studios, a “Crowd Infused” venture studio, acts as a vehicle that brings together a community to solve the world’s problems. Here are four factors that will revolutionize venture operations, creating an ecosystem where both business and investors can thrive.
Build an Inclusive, People-First Culture
The foundation of every successful business is made up of intricate relationships between employees, employers, partners, and investors. Good managers lead productive and efficient teams. Individuals are more likely to be more engaged if they understand and align with the companies’ vision, as well as feel as if they’re an important contributor to the company’s success. Business deals are sealed with trust and the comfortability of knowing who you’re dealing with. Maintaining transparent processes in work relationships and decision-making creates an environment that encourages accountability and drives results.
Understanding that “relationships are the greatest assets” lies at the core of Nobody Studios. Firm in the belief that supporting and empowering people produces greater results, Nobody prioritizes putting people first. Building a community with the right, diverse mix of talent, from entrepreneurs and creatives to investors and the public, opens the ceiling for new businesses to grow and thrive. Giving founders the confidence that they not only have access to funding, but ongoing support, human resources, and public feedback helps them accelerate their growth and ultimately generate a greater ROI for investors.