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Mars Petcare: three secrets to a successful CVC partnership

Clubbing together with other investors is a great way for corporates to finance startups. But check these three things are aligned first.


Nov 27, 2022

Japan is taking a lead role in corporate investing 3.0

Ten years ago Japanese corporate venturing was little more than sporadic trips to Silicon Valley. Now Japan is taking a lead role.

Nov 24, 2022

Five steps to successful “intrapreneurship”: Lessons from scaling an internal startup

It is hard to build an agile, innovative startup inside a big corporation. But not impossible. Setting boundaries and defining your terms carefully will help minimise the risk of failure.

Nov 20, 2022
Nov 13, 2022

Opinion: SVB steady on venturing despite fall in valuation

The drop in the US financial services group's market capitalisation shows how undervalued venture investments are as the economy slows.

Nov 8, 2022

Opinion: Four reasons corporate venture capital comes into its own in a…

The stability and strategic partnering power of corporate investors comes into its own in a downturn. But CVCs must make sure they are ready.

Nov 6, 2022

Is the autonomous driving dream dying?

The shutdown of Argo.AI is a blow to the self-driving dream (and a loss for its carmaker backers). But is transport CVC merely maturing?

Nov 2, 2022

Would things have been different if Twitter had been a more active…

Twitter had been an infrequent corporate venturer with more of a focus on acquisitions. But it had ramped up activity in the past year.

Oct 31, 2022

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The secret to creating a long-lasting CVC unit

Only a small portion of CVCs have lasted longer than two decades. Here are their secrets to staying the course.

Oct 27, 2022

Energy deals continue to boom despite market downturn

While the rest of the market pulled back investment, GCV data shows that the value of deals backed by energy companies continued to grow in 2022.  

Oct 21, 2022

Value of corporate-backed energy deals quadruples

Corporate investors continue to be bullish about investing in the energy transition, even into 2022.

Oct 21, 2022

Bytedance posts $75.6bn in mark-to-market losses

Such enormous losses help explain why Bytedance in January said it was dissolving its corporate venturing unit.

Oct 9, 2022

Figma a dumb deal? Imagine what a $20bn CVC fund would have…

Instead of buying Figma for $20bn Adobe might have been better served by expanding its CVC programme. A deal to take out one competitor is standard business practice but doesn’t fix Adobe’s burning platform.

Sep 16, 2022

Editor's Picks

Mars Petcare: three secrets to a successful CVC partnership

Clubbing together with other investors is a great way for corporates to finance startups. But check these three things are aligned first.

Nov 27, 2022

Five steps to successful “intrapreneurship”: Lessons from scaling an internal startup

It is hard to build an agile, innovative startup inside a big corporation. But not impossible. Setting boundaries and defining your terms carefully will help minimise the risk of failure.

Nov 20, 2022
Nov 13, 2022

Opinion: Four reasons corporate venture capital comes into its own in a…

The stability and strategic partnering power of corporate investors comes into its own in a downturn. But CVCs must make sure they are ready.

Nov 6, 2022
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