After years of hesitation, corporations are entering the world of venture capitalism. Their contributions are increasing steadily with the number of active corporate investors tripling from 2011 to 2016. In fact, 75 of the Fortune 100 companies are now participating in venture capital investing. These businesses come from all different sectors. Corporate venture capital (CVC) branches have been established in companies from Google and Qualcomm to Johnson & Johnson.
This is an attractive opportunity for large corporations, as they can supply this CVC funding in order to support the development of advanced technologies for use in their operations, or to help build a strong company for their portfolio with hopes that it may be acquired.…Continue reading