MD039: What does a venture funding slowdown mean for makerspace development?


venture-fundingLast week, the New York Times reported that venture capitalists started to pull back on their rate of investments at the end of last year.

According to the paper, the reason is because a lot very serious people are starting to question the cost of making deals with untested startups.

Now this line of discussion should in no way be construed as investment advice. It is merely a conversation about the benefits of makerspace development.

The simple answer is that the slowdown in venture backed funding shouldn’t be seen as a problem for makerspace development. This in fact goes to Creativity Dominant Logic which we started talking about in episode 38.

The reason is the benefits of supporting makerspace development far out way the evolving challenges associated with moving money off shore.

Zachary Alexander

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