Corporate Venture Capital

CB Insights has published summary data regarding Q2 2013 corporate venture capital investing, showing CVC investment in 126 deals with total funding of US$1.7 billion. This marks a large increase over the past two quarters (both at US$1.4B) and an even larger increase year-over-year (with Q2 2012 at US$1.2B).  The five most active CVC investors listed are: Google Ventures, Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, In-Q-Tel and Novartis Venture Funds.  A full report is available to paid subscribers.

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Mark Radcliffe

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently noted the increasing importance of the corporate venture capitalists in the innovation ecosystem. WSJ base their conclusion on a recent Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report that describes the change in corporate venture capital.

I have seen three of the four cycles in the BCG report and I agree that this cycle is different because of the critical role of innovation in large companies. Innovation has become essential for large corporations and corporate venture is a significant tool to manage

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