The focus of my work is two-fold:
I am a firm believer in the globalization of markets, especially for technology-based companies.
I recomend reading this article on the impact of MIT-related entrepreneurship to the economic development of a region.
The article estimates close to one million jobs worldwide were created by MIT-related entrepreneurship: California - estimated at 526,000 jobs, New York -estimated at 231,000 jobs, Texas - estimated at 184,000, and Virginia - estimated at 136,000).
Source: Kauffman Foundation
Pre-revenues startups benefited from more angel investment in 2011 than in previous years. While traditional VC has progressively shifted to support post-revenue businesses, angels and groups of angels -also known as "superangels"- have filled the investment void funding more idea-only businesses.