Touchdown partners with leading corporations to manage their venture capital programs

Venture capital as a service

Startups create constant pressure that threatens to disrupt established ways of doing business, with the average company lifespan on the S&P 500 collapsing by nearly 70% since the 1960s. 

Established corporations can use venture capital to plan for market disruptions, inform corporate strategy and minimize surprises—with a profit center instead of a cost center.  Venture capital insights can help shape strategy, M&A, and commercial relationships with entrepreneurs.  We believe venture capital provides a unique collaboration opportunity for these two ecosystems. 

Touchdown pioneered “venture capital as a service,” a unique approach to delivering strategic benefits together with financial discipline for corporate innovation efforts.  Our model enables corporations to maintain full control while following this industry’s specialized best practices.

How we work

Experience, trust & reputation

Our team has founded or managed more corporate venture programs than anyone else—we provide professional expertise at scale to bridge the divide between big and small companies.

“…according to our research, with over 15 CVC units established and managed, Touchdown Ventures has started and operated the most CVC units to date.”

Our Team


We deliver original thoughts, research, and insight on corporate venture capital and innovation through our Risky Business blog and our newsletter, The Huddle.

We focus on frameworks for understanding innovation trends, together with practical advice for implementing professionally run corporate venture capital & innovation programs.

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