Viewpoint: Venture Financing For The Bottom 99.98% Of The Pyramid… And When You Don’t Know Where You Rank

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

By Dileep Rao

C.K. Prahalad wrote a highly acclaimed book in 2004 called the “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.” It pointed out the large markets at the bottom of the economic pyramid and encouraged corporations to address these markets for profit and growth.

There is a similar pyramid in entrepreneurship, and that is the reality of venture financing at the bottom of the pyramid.

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Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

Base of the Pyramid, impact investing, venture capital