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September 8, 2022

The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Startup Valuations

How to apply discipline to pricing in early stage venture capital

Scott Lenet
August 25, 2022

Erie Insurance Launches Venture Capital Fund to Accelerate Innovation

What’s the news

Rich Grant
August 21, 2022

Don’t “Over-Rotate” When Deciding Whether To Slash Expenses

Scenario planning can avoid overreacting or under-reacting

Scott Lenet
June 28, 2022

We Were All Wrong

The fact that nobody knows what will happen in the economy provides surprising clarity for decision making

Scott Lenet
June 2, 2022

The Long View

Corporate venture capital requires vision & patience

May 26, 2022

“I Have A Bad Feeling About This…”

Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi offer lessons for corporate innovators & startup CEOs

May 19, 2022

Corporate Investors Must Answer This Difficult Question

Focus on supporting the core, or preparing for disruption?

May 9, 2022

INX Announces $50 Million Corporate Venture Capital Fund

Announcing Touchdown’s relationship managing the corporate venture capital fund of the materials science firm INX

April 19, 2022

Touchdown Spring 2022 Promotions

Our team continues to grow

April 14, 2022

Eric Steager Joins Touchdown Ventures

Healthcare focused venture capitalist with 20 years of investing experience joins as a venture partner

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