The other day, I met with a colleague who manages Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) for another technology firm. We discussed best practices, deal flow and approval process and came to the topic of which entities approve his investments and how his company measures the success of his team. After going down the list of his […]
Interview With: Jenny Fielding, Founder & Head BBC Worldwide Labs Conducted By: Alexandra Scott CEO – IBF*International Business Forum Founder, Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference IBF had the opportunity to speak with Jenny Fielding, who helped establish Digital Ventures at BBC Worldwide, focusing on new digital growth opportunities across the organization including strategic […]
There is little to be said when it comes to corporate venture capital in Africa, it is usually confined to the ROW (Rest of the World) category, yet according to the World Bank Africa has 6 of the top 10 fastest growing economies. As far as I am aware, there were only 3 Corporate Venture […]
Robert Scoble, Co-Author alongside Shel Israel, of the groundbreaking book, Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy, sits down for an interview with Bob Ackerman, which turns into more of a discussion around present and future innovation. Igniting conversation around many of the key topics approached by the co-authors in their […]
I’ve been involved with Corporate Venture Capital since the first tech bubble, mainly as a CVC at Merrill Lynch and Mitsui. What’s been constant between then and now is corporate acknowledgment of the necessity of involvement in the startup ecosystem. The reasons for this are many, but I’ll try to narrow them down to the […]
The Beginning I’ve been in corporate venturing and its link to corporate innovation for 17 years now. The roots of my experience actually go back to the summer of 1986 when I evaluated the benefits and benchmarks of corporate venturing for GAF Corporation during my summer internship in business school. For the next 10 years, […]
The IBF Team is gearing up for an action-packed Corporate Venturing and Innovation Partnering (CVIP) conference in 2014. I’m a member of the Advisory Board, and we’re now finalizing speakers and panels.
I’ve had a chance to experience corporate venture from multiple perspectives over the past decade, first as an investor with NBC Universal’s Peacock Fund and now in a traditional venture fund at Lightbank. In that time, I’ve thought a lot about how corporate venture firms could be structured differently.
The report is the first comprehensive examination of the compensation structures for corporate venture capital (CVC) programs at Global 2000 companies.
By the summer of 2010 I had spent over seven years as a “traditional” (financial only) Venture Capitalist and had seen a few Venture cycles. As most are aware, after the 2008 financial crisis Venture Capital, fundraising for both entrepreneurs and VCs became severely challenged.
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