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  • What do smart toilets, robot pets, and relaxing bedtime stories all have in common? They were some of the most inte… https://t.co/v6PSEHhf43 8 hours ago
  • "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 1 day 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 1 day ago
  • .@touchdown_vc has openings in multiple roles – Analyst, Associate, Senior Associate, and Executive Assistant. Appl… https://t.co/LvAdwpg9w9 1 day ago
  • Amidst the challenges of a pandemic, how can entrepreneurs and cities thrive? According to @RiseOfRest’s newly publ… https://t.co/2GncmPF0tI 1 day ago
  • The consumerization of healthcare has been notable in 2020 and increasingly important, yet @Deloitte finds that pat… https://t.co/UWAhmFxnv6 1 day 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

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January 7, 2021

Black Lives Still Matter

Opportunities for VCs to address racial inequity

Scott Lenet
December 3, 2020

Do Corporate VCs Boost IPOs?

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

Brian Laegeler
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
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 11, 2020

Black Lives Matter

Racial Equality & Human Rights

Scott Lenet

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