Re: Tech Innovation Ecosystem Infographic
It feels more important than ever for tech startups and VCs to be plugged into industry specific needs -- think wearable medical devices, or Internet of things needs in industrial settings. So it's an opportunity for CIOs at established companies, as Chris notes. But it takes an investment for established companies to work with startups, an investment of at least people and time. Are the kind of soft benefits mentioned here enough to make it worth the effort, or should companies be looking to profit directly from those efforts, in the form of joint ventures or equity investments alongside VCs?