Original Thoughts from the Team at Touchdown Ventures

Our Risky Business blog delivers original thoughts, research, and insight on corporate venture capital, corporate strategy, along with overall perspectives on venture capital and entrepreneurship. We focus on frameworks for understanding innovation trends, together with practical advice for implementing professionally run corporate venture capital programs.

How to Detect a Fraud

Investors can learn to spot warning signs from Fyre Festival, Theranos, and similar situations

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How to Staff a New Corporate Venture Capital Effort

Whether to Build Internally or Hire an Outside Partner

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The Most Overlooked Skill in Corporate Venture

Deal management requires more effort than all other activities combined

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Can Corporate Venture Capitalists Help Startups Go Public?

A majority of venture-backed IPOs have corporate investors

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Corporate Innovation Requires Customization

There is no “one size fits all” approach to adaptation

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Pro Activity

Why a structured corporate innovation effort can outperform opportunistic approaches

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