Editor-in-chief James Mawson ponders what lies ahead for corporate venture capital.

Five years ago, the GCV editorial argued that “with US President-elect Donald Trump selecting fellow billionaires and investment bank Goldman Sachs alumni to his team, Europe fracturing under divergent member state aims and Russian pressure, and Asia grappling with China’s crackdown under President Xi, a Panglossian degree of optimism is unwarranted about the economy or much else”.

Half a decade on and the same geopolitical concerns seem to remain (though Trump’s first term has finished he remains influential among his…

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