Hawaii Technology Development Venture guided the forming of the Hawaii Dual Use Industry.
(courtesy of Ian Kitajima from OceanIt Laboratories)
"The Hawaii Technology Development Venture was established to assist in the development of technology for dual use. HTDV guided the forming of the Hawaii Dual Use Industry. This video is an overview of HTDV and the Hawaii Dual Use Industry."
Check out the video link here .....
Well, going with "different" as the operative word in this question, have you heard of Kickstarter?
I think it's semi-new, I've only recently started hearing about it in podcasts and articles. However, it looks like it's more for one-off projects than it is for venture capital. Still, thought I'd mention it here.