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

Corporate venture investment in startups is now a mainstream activity. Some 72% of companies in the S&P500 have had some involvement in corporate venturing, and GCV has tracked around 7,500 corporate venture investors globally over the past decade.

But whether this investment in startups has an impact on corporate performance has always been a difficult question to answer.

Analysis by Global Corporate Venturing of companies in the S&P500 Index indicates that companies with corporate venturing units — especially if those units have a high level of activity — performed better on a number of measures than those with no CVC activity.


FINDINGS:

  • 72% of S&P500 companies have had some kind of corporate venturing activity
  • The stock price and revenue growth of companies with CVC activity is marginally higher than companies without
  • The performance differences becomes more…

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