The rise of corporate VCs: If you can’t beat them, join them?

Track session

The rise of corporate VCs: If you can’t beat them, join them?

17:00 - 17:50 | Monday 26 June
| Track room 3 | Entrepreneurship and Investing

From 2011 to 2016, the number of global active corporate investors tripled to 965, representing nearly a third of all US venture deals and 40% in Asia. Exploring the growing role of corporate VCs in financing entrepreneurship: the good the bad and the ugly. Perceived by many simply as a ploy to “buy innovation” as they scramble to keep up with the pace of change around them, the increased presence of CVCs on the startup accelerator and incubator tours presents interesting options and challenging decisions for the startups seeking funding.

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