Which entries should be included? Although any choice is necessarily subjective, we attempted to maintain a consistent set of criteria. Our aim has been to widen the scope beyond the customary focus on technology to innovations from other sectors, and to include the drivers and influences that enable the growth of ventures. We therefore incorporated entries from the entire venture ecosystem, such as VC firms, financial laws, regulatory shifts, major wars, and social movements that affected the way ventures are initiated and supported. By extending the database to these different contexts we attempted to give weight to the ‘why’ and not just the ‘what’ in venture.
The Coller Institute of Venture was accepting responses to a Request for Information (RFI) on possible visualization applications for its History of Venture database.