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The Nanocorp Primer #2

New Economy Venture Capital: A Nanocorp Perspective

New Ways to Play the Great Game of Business

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This installment of The Nanocorp Primer lays out a "then and now" perspective between Industrial Era venture capital and New/Network Economy venture capital. The dynamics of what Jeremy Rifkin, in 'The Age of Access', refers to as hypercapitalism are turning the World on its head.

We're increasingly living in a 'weightless' economy where access not property rules, where change is constant and market positions and brands are ephemeral. A World, in other words, tailor-made for nanocorps and their dejobbed small business portfolio holdings! A World of 'Small is Good' Business Webs where entrepreneurs and funding capitalists form dynamic peer-to-peer relations.

Note: Nanocorps are corporate conglomerates writ small and dynamic. The nanocorp business model is a means to the e-lancing, 'Brand You', 'Company of One' ideas that are capturing so many folks' attention as we try to better understand the dynamics and opportunities of the 21st Century Business and the workplace. More on nanocorps....

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Thanks for reading,
--Jim Salmons and Timlynn Babitsky--
11 May 2000
Raleigh, NC USA

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This presentation consists of the following slides:

  1. Old Economy Venture Capital, New Economy Venture Capital: A Nanocorp Perspective
  2. Old Economy venture capitalists create and play in product and service markets through tight couplings between entrepreneurs and companies.
  3. New Economy venture capitalists play side-by-side with entrepreneurs in broader marketplaces of companies, products and services.
  4. New Economy venture capitalists will come in three 'flavors' based on the mix of their investments.
  5. SUPPLEMENTAL NOTES -- New Economy Venture Capital and the Nanocorp

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Old Economy Venture Capital, New Economy Venture Capital: A Nanocorp Perspective

It's all a matter of how you put the pieces together and how you look at the Great Game of Business
by Jim Salmons and Timlynn Babitsky
Hosts of Sohodojo: The Entrepreneurial Free Agent and Dejobbed Small Business R&D Lab

11 May 2000

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