Corporate venturing is evolving as fast as startups. What began with domain investments in emerging companies and platforms is quickly extending across Global 2000 enterprises through startup partnerships, pilots and co-development initiatives. Corporate venture capital (CVC) investments surpassed $37.4 billion in 2017, 44% of all venture deals that year. As a result, CVC sees significantly more deal flow, pattern-recognition, trends and data on disruptive models than any other area of the enterprise. Top CVC executives explore corporate venturing in its broadest terms: success models and KPIs; strategic frameworks; expanding capabilities; how startup engagements ladder up to larger innovation objectives; how they balance strategic alignment and financial interests; what’s ahead.
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