How we work

Touchdown works hand-in-hand with your executives to implement world-class corporate venture (“CVC”) solutions. We strive to be a seamless extension of your internal team.

There are three ways for your corporation to leverage Touchdown’s Venture Capital as a Service offerings:

1. Corporate Venture Capital Strategy

Venture capital is one of the riskiest asset classes in the world and benefits from developing a thoughtful plan prior to making investments. We can help you develop a corporate VC program positioned to deliver financial & strategic success.

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Strategy — We assist with all aspects of fund strategy, harmonizing corporate objectives with investment strategies to ensure meaningful impact.

Alignment — We help align the interests of internal and external stakeholders with ongoing two-way communication and feedback.

Infrastructure — Touchdown can manage all venture infrastructure, including reporting, coordination with legal, back office, valuations, etc.

2. Ongoing Corporate Venture Capital Fund Management

Touchdown co-manages the ongoing work of running a venture capital program by implementing best practices that have proven successful since the formation of the first corporate venture capital firms. We take responsibility for organizing the core activities of your CVC fund or strategic investing program, working closely with your in-house corporate development team.

Deal Flow — We generate deal flow within your target sectors, stages, & geographies, and respond to internally-generated leads.

Deal Execution — Touchdown performs business due diligence on potential investments, prepares investment committee materials, and manages transactions to closing.

Portfolio Management — We can provide oversight on the boards of portfolio companies, assist with commercial transactions, and manage deals to exit.

3. Corporate Venture Capital Benchmarking

According to INSEAD, the average corporate venture capital fund is shut down in four years. Touchdown developed a benchmarking solution to help.

Potential benefits for established programs include maintaining a positive reputation in the venture capital ecosystem, providing ongoing strategic value to parent corporations, supporting requests for additional resources, and avoiding premature termination of CVC programs.

Benchmarking – We help align your CVC effort with venture capital standards, comparing your program against more than 80 industry best practices.

Custom solutions

One size does not fit all. Touchdown can customize any of our core services to suit the needs of your firm.

We would like to be your corporate venture capital partner. Please reach out to learn more about how we can help your company launch and manage a successful venture capital program.

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