I was giving quite a bit of thought recently to the future of early-stage venture. I'd already given some ideas of where I see it going on this blog. Then I stumbled upon this series of posts from First Ascent Ventures. Basically, they did a far more extensive post on what is happening and in hindsight, saved me a lot of work and research. These three posts sum up quite well what is happening in the seed and early-stage area around quick start programs and incubator style investors such as Y-Combinator or TechStars. Basicallly, the concept is all about getting in early with small amounts of money. The goal is to get as many good companies funded and off the ground in order to fail fast or succeed. I'm a fan of this model and will be following it closely in the future. Linked below are the three posts and I recommend reading them in order.