While different than traditional VCs, CVCs offer a potentially stable source of capital for startups amid the current downturn.
If your startup doesn't have a well-defined business model — and a backup in case the first one fails — it's unlikely to get funded.
Despite the challenging fundraising environment of 2022, we saw more big corporations launching their corporate venture arms in Brazil last year than during the boom years of 2020 and 2021.
Pegasus Tech Ventures, a Silicon Valley-headquartered venture capital firm that helps corporations invest in startups, said it has set up a $100 million fund with Japanese chemical and life science co
Up.Labs thinks its pitch to founding teams is attractive: It has a known problem, a customer waiting and capital to help get things going.
While other nontraditional investors have slowed their pace in 2022, CVCs have been in the largest percentage of deals yet.
The narrative falls short when you look at data from before 2021. In the U.S. and globally, VC activity is well on track to exceed a long-term trend that started in 2006 for total amount invested.
Once you're on the VC-fueled treadmill, you can't easily step back off.
Ulta is just the latest corporate venture fund. The Home Depot, Chipotle, AmerisourceBergen and Booz Allen Hamilton also announced funds this year, bringing a total of $450 million to the table.
Founders who are hunting for an extension round in this market should remember why there was only enough room for Rose on the door at the end of "Titanic."
It may seem like you're facing off against Goliath when trying to negotiate with CVCs, but the size and experience of their legal teams doesn't give them an automatic advantage.
This is the most critical impact of downturns: Venture capital funds will have a more challenging time raising money to invest, which translates into less capital being available to founders.
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Looking at the changing pace of CVC activity, geographic trends and more.
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We put questions to Arjun Kapur of Comcast’s Forecast Labs, Andrés Saborido of Telefónica’s Wayra, and Serge Tanjga of MongoDB's venture arm to learn more about the CVC market.