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Laying the Foundation

ROGER MCNAMEE

STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE PRODUCES A FOUNDATION FOR LONG-TERM GROWTH.

CROWDED OCEAN

THE TECH LANDSCAPE IS RIDDLED WITH BRIDGES TOU NOWHERE.

WHEN IT COMES TO ACTUALLY BUILDING OUT your business, we liken it to building a house. This is not just some cute analogy (“measure twice, cut once”); we’re talking about two industries (housing and start-ups) that are undergoing major changes and are the better for it.

Think about home construction for a moment. For the past 4,000 years, it’s been the same process: design the house, dig a foundation, truck your materials to the site, build outside in the elements, walk-through inspection on site, then move in. But now, with modular and sustainable building ...

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