Originally Posted by Windex
I wonder who funds and puts all these innovations to market
behind every start up there is at least 1 very wealth person giving them a head start, without massive help from the government
My answer to your question is essentially: the market. After all, it is very doubtful that a wealthy individual will invest in a new product unless they are reasonably certain that they'll make their money back (and more). And where did their wealth come from?
Go a step back, and ask: who funds the absolute most fundamental research, on which innovation typically piggy-backs many years later?