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Seedling growing in test tubeChampioned by nonprofits such as Acumen Fund, “patient capital” — investments in early-stage enterprises offering longer time horizons for returns — goes mainstream, even affecting venture capital strategies. This unlocks a sea of private money for ambitious, previously untouchable infrastructure projects such as Elon Musk’s Hyperloop and housing and community development projects. More and more investors shift from seeking quick exits to funding ideas that create sustainable value and solve sticky problems. This has radiating effects on corporate R&D, as corporations join governments in funding groundbreaking research.

See: Beyond the Pioneer


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