Global Corporate Venturing surveyed the heads of corporate venturing units round the world as well as influentialservice providers and others in the ecosystem to askwhat was the most important event or trend in 2012. Next month we will reveal their answers on the outlook for 2013 – email your thoughts to

Responses last year were broadly split between the growth in corporate venturing and more macro concerns, such as the impact of technology plus stock market and economic volatility on sectors and deals.

This year’s concerns were about the range of issues groups have to grapple with, reflecting the challenges and complexity of corporate venturing as a profession and industry.

The main themes were about new group challenges on strategy, governance, metrics, acceptance, working with business units and fundraising.

There was also challenges about transitioning strategies after launch, refining goalsand methods, dealing with glo-bal network and international…

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