'Risky Business' Blog

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.

Corporate VC

Corporate venture is really all about external innovation and bringing companies in from the outside to successfully impact the corporation

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Rich Grant Co-Founder & Managing Director of Touchdown Ventures

Rich Grant's perspective on Corporate VC as well as unpacking the model that Touchdown Ventures is pioneering

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Corporate Venture 101

Considerations for starting a corporate VC program

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Diversity Is An Innovation Strategy

"I don’t think there is anyone who wants to sell their product to half the potential customers" ~ Christie Pitts from Backstage Capital in an interview with Scott Lenet

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Venture Capital: Why More & More Corporations Are Getting On Board

What if you learned that corporate venture capital groups participate in a third of all venture deals and that the number of corporate VCs has tripled since 2011?

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What VC Boards Get Wrong

Scott Lenet discusses the importance of governance in the startup boardroom

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