Evan Burfield

Regulatory Hacking

Every startup wants to change the world. In the two decades since the digital revolution burst forth, our consumer lives have been revolutionized – yet our lives as citizens have remained stubbornly analog. According to Evan Burfield, cofounder of 1776, a Washington, DC-based venture capital firm and incubator specializing in regulated industries, we’re entering the next era of the digital revolution: the Regulatory Era. The big winners in this era—in terms of both impact and financial return—will need a skillset you won’t learn in business school or from most startup incubators: how to scale a business in an industry deeply intertwined with government.


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