Hackernoon logoWhy The Future of Venture Capital is in ‘Network-as-a-Service’ and How You Could Own the Next Uber… by@ChrisHerd

Why The Future of Venture Capital is in ‘Network-as-a-Service’ and How You Could Own the Next Uber…

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@ChrisHerdChris Herd

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Venture capital has tread a worn path to success

The familiar belief is that its development is identical to the movie industry. What started with individuals investing money to create movies — with no other forms of assistance or expertise provided — evolved to production houses which offered all the expertise necessary to create the film. Value added production companies could offer you the investment needed to make the product while also giving you the expertise to hire the right people, use the right technology, marketing channels and everything else in between.

From there it has evolved to something more distributed. YouTube, Netflix and Facebook, to give a few examples, have expanded the typical route to market for video. Platforms of creators have evolved on which collaboration is the tool used to dominate. Diversity’s the key that turns the lock and consumption occurs instantantly which enables virality without expenditure.

The same will be true of venture capital

From yesterdays investor, through todays value-add funds like A16Z to tomorrows innovators, the leaders of this new world will look a lot more like YouTube than what investment funds look like today.

The reality is that investment funds lack the necessary tools to encourage participation from partners. The internet has enabled collaboration on an unprecedented scale but this has never proliferated through to consumer choices. Most people have savings for retirement — hardly anyone knows that these funds are invested in.

Should we not alter our behaviour to benefit ourselves financially?

If we are invested in a company — even indirectly — should we not have the means to assist their growth whereby benefiting our financial future?

The power of this next wave of VC funds will be the value and expertise that can be accrued from a network of experts who are also partners in the fund. Their superpower will be organising thousands of users to assist with the growth of the whole portfolio

Token based funds are the future of VC because they exceed what exists in terms of utility to investors. They provide liquidity when required in a secondary market that can set the value of investment freely

The future is the crowd

It’s in people coming together in movements to impart good on the world around them. A decentralization of power promises an aligned network of partners that are able to achieve far more than you can alone.

The traditional model depends on the individual

Time x Effort x Relationships = the opportunities they are able to pursue Crowd-backed-investing exponentially increases every part of that equation leading to better outcomes,opportunities & higher profits

Blockchain technology would allow fractions of tokens to be paid to individuals who participate

0.000X tokens could be paid for sharing a message on your social media profile, sending an email or downloading an app. The thousands of the partners in the fund contribute to the marketing message being shared reducing the acquisition cost of users by several orders of magnitude.

As the fund increases in value, the price of tokens grows, rewarding the earliest participants most

Enforced Diversity — by having investors from all walks of life — a huge platform of knowledge can be accessible to every founder

Incentivised Discovery — Instead of a small teams discovering companies and sourcing deals the whole network can refer companies

Individuals would be rewarded significantly for recommendations that lead to investments, receiving tokens which entitle them to a higher % of ownership.

Distributed Intelligence — Instead of expertise only being available from the partners and staff of the investment fund there is a large group of people who can help solve any problem

Viral Referral — Instead of relying on traditional marketing you have a group of supporters ready to jump start word of mouth growth in numerous markets simultaneously

Imagine the power of 10,000 individuals setting upon their local supermarkets to demand they stock a specific product created by a company that they are invested in!

How this model works

Interest rates are terrible. that means any money you have in a bank isn’t working for you. The account works like a standard current account does, enabling your every day spending. The interest accrued on your account, and thousands of others, would be captured and used to invest in startup companies across the globe. You are rewarded in coins commensurate to the amount of money stored in your account each month.

This means that there is no risk to your money while it is in an Nexves account. The only capital ever invested is money accrued from the interest off the money in all the accounts. There would be a mechanism to buy more coins — and a higher % of ownership in the fund — but this wouldn’t be a requirement to participate.

Simultaneously, Nexves analyses all your financial transactions, whether it is recurring monthly expenditure or consumer purchases, aggregates them against everyone else on the platform and tells you how much you could save.

Eventually we will negotiate those costs down on your behalf for free without you having to do anything. Simply by having an account you save.

For example

10 people have £/$1,000 in their account. Each person would receive 10% of the total amount of coins created that month — entitling them to the same fractional ownership of the investment funds future profits.

Alternatively, 10 people have £/$1,000 in their account and one person has £/$10,000. The person with £/$10,000 would receive 50% of the coins while the other 10would receive 5% each.

Should the investment fund have an exit, where a company is sold or acquired, you would be entitled to the profits commensurate to the % of coins you own in the fund. If you had 1% of the coins and a company in the fund was sold for £/$100m, you would be entitled to 1% of the funds share of those profits. If it owned 10% of the company you would receive £/$100,000

A whole generation of savers are familiar with the concept of premium bonds, this takes than model and potentially rewards individuals with unlimited upside via ownership in the revolutionary companies of the future.

But it does is far more than that because you have the ability to influence the outcome of investments

The internet has enabled collaboration on an unprecedented scale. This fund is the first in the world which enables investors to collectively act together for the mutual benefit of a fund where there actions directly impact the financial return they can see in the future.

This fund lets every single person lower the customer acquisition cost for every startup in the portfolio giving the most innovative and revolutionary companies reasons to choose Nexves over other investors.

That is the promise of this new system

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