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Ask the experts — How to persuade the corporate to allow outside investment…

Corporate investment teams often need outside advice as a sounding board. Here's how to get the rest of the business comfortable with that.

May 24, 2024

How SC Ventures learned to build ventures on an industrial scale

SC Ventures, the innovation arm of Standard Chartered bank, has gone big on building its own startups. It has launched more than 15 so far and always has a pipeline of 30 projects.

May 17, 2024

How CVCs can support startups outside their investment thesis

Sometimes the startups outside your scope need help the most. Here are four simple things that you can do for them that don't involve a cheque.

May 16, 2024

Measure everything and keep egos in check — the secret to startup collaboration

Make money with corporate partners instead of raising money from VC's is Fred Schonenberg of VentureFuel's advice to startups.

May 14, 2024

Follow-on investments need to become a CVC norm

Not doing follow-on investments will ruin a corporate investor’s reputation — and that of their portfolio company too. Here’s how to avoid that situation.

May 10, 2024

VC-backed startups prioritise growth over quality. Corporate venturing can fix that

Blitzscaling only works for a tiny number of companies — and for most it can be harmful. CVC investors know this and take a better approach.

May 8, 2024

Nine steps to get a corporation to think like a smart VC

Stanford professor Ilya Stebulaev has a step-by-step guide to get companies into the venture mindset. Step one: if you want a home run, you can't be afraid of striking out.

May 7, 2024

CVC Unplugged: The corporate is the body, the CVC is a transplant.

When Jeppe Hoier first joined Maersk Ventures, he wasn't convinced that corporate venturing was a good idea. But over five years at the unit he saw the benefits a CVC investor could offer.

May 1, 2024

Ask the experts: What to do when the business unit won’t engage

Our monthly advice column in which an expert panel gives advice on common problems in corporate venturing.

Apr 23, 2024

The big debate: Should board seats go to CVCs or business units?

Some say it is the job of the CVC investment professional, while others say business unit heads can be more effective on startup boards.

Apr 18, 2024

Communicate, be resilient, and know when to leave: how CVC units can…

Creating a resilient strategy, constantly communicating their value and knowing when to spin out will help corporate investment units increase their longevity.

Mar 20, 2024

Venturing helps the corporate bottom line — but only if you do…

In fact, doing it badly is worse than not having any CVC activity at all.

Mar 13, 2024

Companies with active CVC units perform better — the full analysis

Global Corporate Venturing analysis indicates that companies with active CVC programmes have higher revenue, EBITDA and cash flow growth.

Mar 13, 2024

6 things startups want from corporate investors  

From having a business development professional on a startup's board to making sure the corporate's sales force are motivated to sell a portfolio company's product, here six things that startups value in their corporate investors.

Mar 8, 2024
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