'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.

What the CEO of Kellogg’s Taught Me About Keeping It Real

How Kellogg Company's corporate venture capital program helps CEO John Bryant stay in touch

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The 5 Tools of Venture Capital

Venture capitalists use five skills to find and invest in startups. Each is essential to being a successful investor.

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Research: “It Was A Very Good Year”

An update and expansion of our January study that explores how the stock performance of corporations with CVC units varies over time

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Where’s the Instruction Book?

Startups attempting to develop commercial relationships with large companies should start by understanding the rules of engagement.

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Kellogg’s Is Investing in an Unusual New Smoothie Company

Our partner Kellogg announced its investment in blender-free smoothie company Bright Greens

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Inside Out

There is a spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to venture capital, characterized by whether the innovation happens inside or outside the organization.

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