'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.

How To Build A Model Portfolio

A model portfolio can be one of the most important tools in venture capital

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5 Reasons Corporate Venture Capital Programs Fail

Ultimately the right formula is: hire the right team, set-up the program with the right goals and strategy, adhere to best practices, and be “friendly” to founders and start-ups

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Wait for Your Pitch

Why discipline matters in venture capital

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Want to break into VC? Try CVC!

CVC is one of the fastest growing parts of the VC ecosystem. Touchdown is expanding its team and looking for top talent interested in a career in venture capital

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Why Structure Can Outperform Opportunism In Corporate Innovation

By adopting professionalized innovation programs, you have the opportunity to move your program past ad hoc approaches and innovation theater.

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The Building Blocks Of Corporate Innovation : Part 2

Part 2 in a 3 article series on internal and external corporate innovation. Learn more about when to partner and when to build

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