The Leadership Society is comprised of CVCs from across the globe who recognize the individual and collective benefits of coming together to form a community that advances the industry in impactful ways. Members benefit from privileged access to the full range of GCV services – News and Analysis, Community & Events, and the GCV Institute – which enables them to successfully navigate today’s innovation and investment landscape.
Society membership is open to all corporate venture capital investors regardless of where the parent organization is headquartered, the size or structure of its investment team, or its industry sector investment preference(s).
Benefits include investment news and special reports; industry data; admission to select events; exclusive invitations to roundtable discussions and networking opportunities; portfolio company showcase; assistance with arranging one-on-one meetings during GCV events; branding, sponsorship and speaking opportunities; access to various industry sector councils; and discounts to GCV Institute courses.
Current Luminary Level Members
Three levels of membership are currently in place: Newly formed CVCs (2 years or less in operation), Premium level and Luminary level. Benefits vary for each level and offer additional savings with a prepaid two-year membership option.
|Benefits||Newly-formed CVCs |
(under 2 years since launch)
|Premium Level||Luminary Level|
|GCV news / website access||2 users||Unlimited Users||Unlimited Users|
|GCV comp event tickets (annual)||1||2||4|
|Event ticket discount*||15%||20%||25%|
|GCV Institute credit||$1,800||$2,500||$3,000|
|Additional Institute course discount*||10%||10%||10%|
|GCV Touchstone – CVC benchmarking service discount on custom data slice & advisory projects||10%||15%||15%|
|World of Corporate Venturing annual review report||Included||Included||Included|
|Event partner discount||10%||15%||20%|
|Institute alumni and|
|Invitations to VIP sessions||Included||Included||Included|
|Access to industry sector expertise||Included||Included||Included|
|Right to showcase member-ship with GCV logo||Included||Included||Included|
|Assistance in arranging 1:1 meetings at GCV events||Included||Included||Included|
|Biennial editorial interview / overview of your CVC||N/A||Included||Included|
|Portfolio company showcase||N/A||2||4|
|Advisory board seat||N/A||By invitation only||1|
|Branding on society marketing materials||N/A||N/A||Included|
- Access to world-class corporate venture and innovation community and events
- Exclusive networking with the most influential corporate investors in the world
- Raise your portfolio’s profile to increase customer base and deal-flow opportunities
- Join global councils designed to move the industry forward in areas such as AI, Finance, Energy, Mobility, Consumer, Industry/Sustainability, Defense and more
- Shape and implement industry best-practice and thought-leadership
If you require more information or you are keen to apply to join the GCV Leadership Society please contact Janice Mawson.
Tel: +1 (703) 380 2569
The Society is led by an advisory board comprised of industry leaders providing feedback and guidance to GCV on initiatives that promote network rich environments for global innovation and capital to meet and thrive.
Being a member of the advisory board is an opportunity to give back to the CVC community and helps to set and maintain standards of behavior and best practices. Advisors and their parent companies have a high profile and good standing within the venture ecosystem.
The Chairperson’s role is currently in the hands of Jacqueline LeSage, Managing Director of Munich Re Ventures. The inaugural Chair was Claudia Fan Munce, previously Managing Director, IBM Venture Capital Group (now with New Enterprise Associates). Previous Chairmen include Wendell Brooks (formerly head of Intel Capital and now with SnowCloud Capital) and Young Sohn (formerly head of Samsung Electronics and now with Walden Catalyst).
“As a member of the GCV Leadership Society for the past 6 years, we’ve found the membership to be an invaluable resource in keeping up to date on the latest news and innovations within corporate venture. It provides a space where we’re able to communicate candidly with other CVCs about opportunities for improvement and benchmarks for success, something that is rare to find among other groups.”
“Corporate Venturing done well absolutely requires engaging intimately with the corporate venturing ecosystem; this ecosystem will be the co-investors and partners you want and need. GCV Society membership is your entry ticket to that precious CVC ecosystem, to both network and learn from practitioners who help you avoid mistakes you cannot afford to make as a new CVC. This was the ‘take-away’, I learned when I attended my first GCV event in January 2019, and I am so glad I did before I launched TDK Ventures a few months later!”
“The Leadership Society is where new and experienced heads of Corporate Venturing groups go to hone our skills, learn new ways to create longevity for our programs, train our teams, and gain access to great deals across the ecosystem. Having been involved with GCV for more than ten years, I’ve found GCV to consistently provide highly relevant and evolving content, a valuable support system, and a strong sense of camaraderie among its members. GCV and Leadership Society colleagues have been there as I built both my prior fund and current platform at Munich Re. From our activities together, I have been able to draw upon lessons learned from peers to keep building Munich Re Ventures from strength to strength and always up my game. And, of course, return the favor!”
“Global Corporate Venturing has a clear voice in cohering and promoting industry best practices. This is an important role as corporate venture capital expands globally as a catalyst for innovation through external engagements. It has been a pleasure to work closely with Global Corporate Venturing to help shape thought leadership in our industry.”
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