American Re-Urbanization Drives More On-Demand Innovation

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Editor’s Note: David Hirsch is a co-founder and managing partner of Metamorphic Ventures. The firm is an investor in Boxbee

The generational shift occurring as millennials come of age and baby boomers just keep aging has massive implications for both technology and society.

As mobile devices become magic wands for marketplaces, matching supply and demand and making goods and services more accessible than ever before, we’re experiencing an “uberfication” of the economy.

Alongside this movement to an “on-demand” economy (discussed in detail by the team at Sherpa Ventures), is the equally as transformative re-urbanization of America.

In 2013, 2.3 million more people moved into metro areas than in 2012, driven by the demands of America’s two most powerful demographics. Baby boomers are retiring and moving back to the cities they left when they started families and millennials want to live closer to each other and where the…

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