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.

  • VCs look at more than just metrics when evaluating startups — Max Bruhn discusses the importance of storytelling fo… 4 hours ago
  • 3D-printing has the potential to revolutionize how pharmaceuticals are made and administered. @engineeringcom highl… 6 hours ago
  • Accelerated digital transformation means “career opportunities…with a hard lean to appreciating the power of techno… 9 hours ago
  • The VC-portfolio relationship is analogous to the teacher-student one: "There will always be the 'star pupils' but… 13 hours ago
  • "No culture satisfies everyone. And that’s exactly the point: cultures are meant to find, keep, and reward the peop… 18 hours ago
  • .@peteflint, founder of @trulia & partner at @nfx, talks about the mental model shifts required when moving from a… 1 day ago
  • .@stewart, CEO of @SlackHQ, dives into the massive effort required to change customer thinking and behavior… 1 day ago
  • Data from a study conducted by the Census Bureau and 2 MIT professors "show founders aged 50 are twice as likely to… 1 day ago
  • “CVC thrives when there is disruption and opportunities, and Latin America has a lot of both” @mawsonia… 2 days ago
  • "Nose in, hands off" - @CRV's @georgezachary shares how board members can walk the line between showing value and s… 2 days ago
  • .@ttunguz looks at a different model for enterprise SaaS – empowering each employee to adopt & manage their own Saa… 2 days ago
  • Emerging technologies have "more of an impact on the world" not when they incrementally improve existing habits, bu… 2 days ago


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
April 22, 2020

Facing the Dust Storm

Options for startups to manage through economic crisis

Jack Taylor
April 14, 2020

How To Manage Innovation During A Recession

Defend your existing responsibilities, then prepare to go on offense to acquire new assets

Scott Lenet
April 5, 2020

Five Case Studies For Commercial Transactions Between Startups & Corporations

In a recession, corporations can be even more valuable to startups

Scott Lenet
March 1, 2020

Dashboards for Dummies

A Step-By-Step Guide To Help Make Board Meetings More Effective For Venture-Backed Companies

Scott Lenet
February 18, 2020

Why Corporations Are Turning to Venture Capital to Drive Innovation

Corporate Venture Capital is growing rapidly.

David Horowitz
February 12, 2020

How To Organize Corporations To Be More Innovative

An interview with Geoffrey Moore, the “Zone to Win” & “Crossing the Chasm” author

Scott Lenet
February 9, 2020

Why Geography Matters in Venture Capital

Four considerations for local versus global investing: 1) sector, 2) stage, 3) monitoring & managing, and 4) community relations

Dean Drizin, MD, MBA
January 20, 2020

Why We Crowdsource Our Company Values

How Touchdown’s founding team decided to consult the entire firm on our core values

Scott Lenet

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