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October 14, 2021

Reputation Matters More Than You Think In Corporate Innovation

A cautionary tale for corporate investors

Scott Lenet
September 19, 2021

Trends in FoodTech Investing

Venture capitalists invested more than $18 billion in food technology startups during the 2020 pandemic year

David Feldman
September 15, 2021

Who Should Serve On Your Corporation’s Investment Committee?

Five qualifications to keep your organization from making dysfunctional decisions

Scott Lenet
September 12, 2021

Trends in Pharma Tech Investing

Venture capitalists invested over $7 billion in pharmaceutical technology startups as part of a record year in 2020

Kathy Quigley
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

Jane Simons
April 6, 2021

How To Be a Board Observer

A guide for serving on startup boards

Scott Lenet

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