Corporate Venture Capital

 
 

Corporations are in a race to stay ahead and relevant as new technologies and business models upend their businesses. While internal R&D is still the main source of innovation, Global 2000 companies have turned increasingly to strategic acquisitions and venture capital investments to drive top-line growth, accelerate time to market and exploit windows of opportunity, and to test the waters before entering new markets. By the end of 2017, three-quarters of Fortune 100 companies were actively deploying venture capital and CVC represented approximately 23% of all venture capital invested in 2017.

GPEI’s work in corporate venture capital seeks to illuminate the issues and questions that are driving interest and growth in this critical source of innovation funding. We will update this site regularly with insightful articles that highlight the role that CVC plays in driving innovation in corporations.

Work in this area is led by Deepak Natarajan – INSEAD Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise – who established Intel Capital's (Intel's CVC arm) SEA and ANZ operations in 2008.

Current Research

The team at GPEI are currently undertaking research to understand the nature of collaboration between corporations and startups, more specifically with the Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) arm of large multinationals and their ability to attract startups into their portfolio.

We are currently looking for both CVCs and startups to offer their insight and opinions on partnering with each other. If you are interested in being part of the research study, click here to fill up a questionnaire.

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Publications

By Nicolas Sauvage, Claudia Zeisberger and Monisha Varadan
August 2022
 
By Nicolas Sauvage, Claudia Zeisberger and Monisha Varadan
July, 2022
 
By Laura Rivera, Abhinandan Jain, Guillaume Iserin, Sangwoo Pak, Ingrid Vallee, Jermayne Chan (Class of MBA'21J)
April 2021
 

Case Study

By Peter Ziebelman, Claudia Fan Munce and Matthew Saucedo
December 2017
 

Resources

CB Insights
June 2020
 
CB Insights
March 2020
 
500 SU
October 2019
 
Pitchbook
May 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Manual for CVC
By Iskender Dirik
August 2017
 

News

How to Approach (and Work with) the 3 Types of Corporate VCs
By Scott Orn and Bill Growney
Techcrunch
May 2020
 
 
Making Corporate Venture Capital Work
By Patrick Flesner, Michael Wade and Nikolaus Obwegeser
MITSloan
June 2019
 
Your Next Check Could be Cut From One of These Atypical VC Firms
By Natasha Mascarenhas
Crunchbase News
June 2019
 

Why Corporate Centuring is More Like Hedging than Institutional Venturing
By Christian Vogt
Medium
May 2019

Forbes
May 2019
 
By Tom Arnold
Deal Street Asia
March 2019
 
By Cato Gullichsen
CVC Insights
January 2019
 
By Scott Kirsner
Harvard Business Review
July 2018
 
CB Insights
July 2018
 
5 Thought Leaders Discuss Corporate Innovation in Podcasts
By Sramana Mitra
One Million by One Million Blog
April 2018
 
Notes From the AI Frontier: Applications and Value of Deep Learning
By Michael Chui, James Manyika, Mehdi Miremadi, Nicolaus Henke, Rita Chung, Pieter Nel and Sankalp Malhotra
McKinsey Global Institute
April 2018
 
By Kevin Dowd
PitchBook
April 2018
 
 
By Alex Lykken
PitchBook
March 2018
 
The Aleph
March 2018
 
CBInsights
February 2018
 
Forbes
December 2017
 
By Gregor Gimmy, Dominik Kanbach, Stephan Stubner, Andreas Konig and Albrecht Enders
Harvard Business Review
July 2017
 
Forbes
February 2017
 
 
 
 
Harvard Business Review
March 2002
 

Books

By Eric Ries
 
By Eric Ries

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