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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.

  • "The pharma industry is continuing to tap into digital, a trend we can expect to see more of in the future" per… https://t.co/2zbGUyCi1q 15 hours ago
  • Our friend @andrewbeebe makes a compelling case for why we have entered the climate decade: “There’s a perfect stor… https://t.co/LZNdKV6c0K 16 hours ago
  • .@touchdown_vc has openings in multiple roles – Analyst, Associate, Senior Associate, and Executive Assistant. Appl… https://t.co/LvAdwpg9w9 20 hours ago
  • Amidst the challenges of a pandemic, how can entrepreneurs and cities thrive? According to @RiseOfRest’s newly publ… https://t.co/2GncmPF0tI 21 hours ago
  • The consumerization of healthcare has been notable in 2020 and increasingly important, yet @Deloitte finds that pat… https://t.co/UWAhmFxnv6 22 hours ago
  • Innovation can sometimes produce unintended consequences. Nitin Nohria and @htaneja share how entrepreneurs and inv… https://t.co/Io41oIEjeX 2 days ago
  • “A #sustainable corporate sector starts at the very top.” @HarvardBiz explains how #ESG strategies should be woven… https://t.co/v4ylxtSa9j 2 days ago
  • While there is still much work to be done, @hanayang highlights some of the encouraging trends for women in #VC. An… https://t.co/qbN03vTUWS 3 days ago
  • Adaptability, low customer acquisition costs, and adequate staffing, per @McKinsey, are three factors that allowed… https://t.co/bj5mYMKF9t 3 days ago
  • .@KenzaBouhaj analyzed the last decade of VC transactions to show the impact of co-investing https://t.co/aFQWCdeBfA 4 days ago
  • Venture capital investors did not stop funding deals in 2020, quite the opposite - according to @crunchbasenews glo… https://t.co/PAdimwmobr 4 days ago
  • We are very proud of @willgeiger71 and @BKBK125 for being recognized among the top 50 CVC Rising Stars by… https://t.co/24pZYu1Sde 5 days ago


August 27, 2020

Born in the Crucible of Recession

Is it true that more Fortune 500 companies are founded during economic contractions?

August 20, 2020

Preferred Stock Is Like Fastpass

How liquidation preference terms affect payouts for investors and entrepreneurs

Kevin jones
August 10, 2020

Grow to Win

The role of revenue and growth rate in driving startup outcomes

Jennifer Sieber
July 27, 2020

Can You Trust Your Co-investors?

How to assess syndicate partners

Scott Lenet
July 2, 2020

8 Technologies for Returning to Work

Considerations for safely reopening physical offices

Jack Taylor
June 3, 2020

Shifting Gears

How corporate venture teams can deliver value with commercial transactions

Beth Kearns
May 14, 2020

Help! There Are Still Jobs Available During The Recession

There are still jobs available during the recession

Jane Simons
May 11, 2020

Corporate VCs Are Like Basketball Point Guards

They organize innovation efforts

Scott Lenet