A massive transformation is underway in the startup-funding ecosystem; the shift towards
democratizing fundraising has meant that startups at every stage of the development cycle
have greater access to capital than ever before. This new generation of fundraising has
seen unprecedented growth of 167% in 2014, with an estimated global funding volume of
$16.2billion (USD) rapidly proving to be a force capable of bridging the liquidity gap, and
reducing industry fragmentation for early stage startups.