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.

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  • “You have to do edge-of-the-bell curve, extraordinary things for a startup to work.” @JamesCurrier at @NFX offers a… 6 days ago
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August 6, 2021

CVC Stock Price Analysis 2021

Our 4th update on corporate venture capital programs’ potential impact on public stock price performance

Selina Troesch
July 6, 2021

“You’re Changing The Deal”

Is there a creed in venture capital?

Scott Lenet
May 19, 2021

2020 Trends in Agriculture Investing

Venture capitalists invested more than $6 billion in agriculture technology startups as part of an overall record year

Selina Troesch Munster
May 11, 2021

Should You Lead or Follow?

What’s required to “lead” a venture capital deal

Scott Lenet
April 13, 2021

Touchdown 2021 Promotions

Celebrating our team’s people & culture

April 6, 2021

How To Be a Board Observer

A guide for serving on startup boards

Scott Lenet
March 10, 2021

Why Corporations Should Invest in Startups & Not Just Buy Them

Sometimes an investment makes more sense than M&A

February 25, 2021

Do Bear Markets Produce Winners?

An analysis of whether leading companies are founded during stock downturns

Selina Troesch
February 16, 2021

Masco Launches $50 Million Corporate Venture Capital Fund

Investments will focus on the Fortune 500 company’s commitment to home improvement
February 9, 2021

Venture Capital Investments Are Like Puppies

Ownership requires stewardship

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