The story here in the Wired Article linked below is not the mere $37 offered by the Co-Prosperity Cloud venture fund, but rather the fact that for most startups, the critical stepping stone to success is not outsider investment capital, but rather:
- The ever-lowering costs of entry, software, technology and distribution;
- The availability of mentoring and guidance - often from the larger startup community; and
- The power of the social network for exposure and validation.
It's a great time to be an entrepreneur, and this lower-cost reality is what guides the investment decisions and hands-on services provided to our partners by High Mountain Ventures, as well with our affiliated entity, The Ruppert Co., LLC.
J A Ruppert