The 7 Deadly Sins of launching a Corporate VC

Corporate venturing is the cool new shiny toy in the innovation playbook. So cool and shiny, that I'm losing track of the new CVC arms being launched- eager to join the VC bandwagon, and provide an added ooomph-factor to their innovation pursuits. Being a corporate investor has never been sexier than now. But launching a … Continue reading The 7 Deadly Sins of launching a Corporate VC

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CVC Deals 10/04/18

10/04/18 Bloomberg Beta, the CVC arm of media and data group Bloomberg has led the $13M Series A of Cobalt Robotics. Cobalt Robotics provides autonomous security robots, and other investors include Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund and Sequoia Capital. According to Mike Collett from Promus Ventures, Cobalt will use this capital to expand to other cities … Continue reading CVC Deals 10/04/18

CVC funding 09/04/18

Coinbase announced the launch of Coinbase Ventures- an early stage fund that will invest in the digital currency ecosystem. According to Emilie Choi, Head of Corporate and Business Development at Coinbase, the fund won't make it a strategic requirement to formalize partnerships with it's future portfolio companies, and will focus instead on spurring development of … Continue reading CVC funding 09/04/18

2017: A year in Swiss corporate venturing (and what it means for 2018)

2017 may mark the year where Swiss corporate venturing became the most prominent source of early-stage capital for Swiss startups, and is well set to continue this trend into 2018. With CHF 156.9 million disclosed funding over 30 deals, corporate venturing funds are actively filling the void caused by insufficient venture capital deals in Series … Continue reading 2017: A year in Swiss corporate venturing (and what it means for 2018)