As more startups will be able to receive funding from a larger pool of investors, it should provide a capital infusion for new businesses who may not fit the models of traditional VC players while creating new opportunities for investors to invest in young companies for equity instead of products or special pricing (like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, etc.).
You've come up with a great business idea, and after plenty of due diligence and sleepless nights, you're ready to turn it into something big. Naturally, your first order of business is money. There are a number of ways to raise early capital for your business, and understanding your options will set you up for the best chance of success.
There's an old saying that you should "invest in what you know," but what's far more valuable is when you can "invest in who you know" as well.
Do you remember that story from the early '90s when Arthur Fox pioneered royalty financing as a new form of venture capital? No, me neither. But the fact is that's when we got the first revenue based financing model operating here in the U.S.