'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 VC Boards Get Wrong

Scott Lenet discusses the importance of governance in the startup boardroom

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How To Build A Model Portfolio

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

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Five Prerequisites Before Starting a Corporate Venture Program

Starting a corporate venture capital (“CVC”) program is a significant undertaking for any organization. Here are 5 considerations before you start

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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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Why I Teach Venture Capital

Preparing the next generation of professional VCs

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