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  • Global VC activity continues at a strong pace into 2021, with funding hitting a monthly record high of $39.9B in Ja… 3 days ago
  • Writing about the transition from founder to CEO, @hurdle_app’s @kdedner changed from being “responsible for convin… 3 days ago
  • "By partnering with others that are specialists, companies can bring solutions to market quickly." @schlagefuturist… 4 days ago
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  • 2009 research from the Kauffman Foundation suggested that more big companies are formed during economic downturns;… 4 days ago
  • Startup founders can learn from the deliberate, vulnerable approach elite athletes take to performance, writes… 5 days ago
  • “Leadership remains the core catalyst for driving creativity and innovation in an organization.” @sam_adeyemi advis… 5 days ago
  • After surveying thousands of global leaders on recent challenges with workforce digitization, @DavidKiron1 and… 6 days ago
  • “Now is the time for organizations to seize the opportunity to transform paper-based processes into digital informa… 6 days ago
  • In venture capital, “generating good returns can feel like an art, but building a platform that extends beyond a si… 6 days ago
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February 25, 2021

Do Bear Markets Produce Winners?

An analysis of whether leading companies are founded during stock downturns

Selina Troesch
February 16, 2021

Masco Launches $50 Million Corporate Venture Capital Fund

Investments will focus on the Fortune 500 company’s commitment to home improvement
Eric Budin
February 9, 2021

Venture Capital Investments Are Like Puppies

Ownership requires stewardship

Scott Lenet
February 2, 2021

Building Ecosystems is a Heavy Lift

Corporate venture can help “platform companies”

Dan Deeney
January 12, 2021

Innovation Partnerships Need Preparation

Corporate innovators can use this checklist before closing business development deals with startups

Beth Kearns
January 7, 2021

Black Lives Still Matter

Opportunities for VCs to address racial inequity

December 3, 2020

Do Corporate VCs Boost IPOs?

And does it matter how many CVCs invest, or in which round they join the syndicate?

November 23, 2020

Bentley Systems Launches $100M Corporate Venture Capital Fund

The effort will support an ecosystem of “Digital Twin” innovators

Greg Bergamesco
October 23, 2020

T-Mobile Unveils Venture Capital Fund to Fuel 5G Innovation

Touchdown is pleased to be working with T-mobile on its corporate venture effort

Rich Grant