Capitalism deals with separation between owners and subordinated wage labourers and the maximizing of profit for the owners.
The corporations are tools to do so. They operate under capitalist conditions and for the capitalist intention.
Property are basis of capitalism and IP is a natural effect of capitalism. The owner class would like to own everything. They want to own your food and your genes, the land and the oceans and the air too.
Yes the corporations do work for these 'developments'. But please ask yourself 'for whom?' do they work for.
Where capitalist investment is for profit and labour exploitation, crowd funding is for use value.
Oligopolies or monopolies have been known to be effects of capitalism since the first serious critics in the 19th century.
This is even a commonplace practice. A large number of people are self-employed.