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.
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.
By Shameen Prashantham
World Economic Forum
By Iskender Dirik
By Scott Orn and Bill Growney
By Alexander Davis
By Patrick Flesner, Michael Wade and Nikolaus Obwegeser
By Natasha Mascarenhas
Why Corporate Centuring is More Like Hedging than Institutional Venturing
By Christian Vogt
By Scott Lenet
By Sramana Mitra
One Million by One Million Blog
By Michael Chui, James Manyika, Mehdi Miremadi, Nicolaus Henke, Rita Chung, Pieter Nel and Sankalp Malhotra
McKinsey Global Institute
By Teddy Himler
By Kary Bheemaiah
by INSEAD & 500SU
By Henry Chesbrough