Jim Adler, founding managing director of Toyota AI Ventures, recently gave a popular members-only talk on CVC structures and strategies, in which he shared how TAIV was organized and how his team arrived at its effective model. Now, he has published the first in a series of posts discussing this mission and approach. Please check it out here, and feel free to join in on the conversation on LinkedIn or Twitter. Jim welcomes your feedback and comments. Read more
NVCA is teaming up with Bionic to host an exciting event on November 13 in New York City on how the mindsets and methodologies of venture capital and entrepreneurship are critical to grow and transform large enterprises. Leveraging themes from Bionic CEO David Kidder’s new book, New to Big, the evening will feature insights from innovation experts on the strategies companies can use to discover new opportunities and turn them into big businesses, just as entrepreneurs and early-stage investors do. Read more
Conner Forrest of TechRepublic published an article today, How 2014 could become the year of the startup, making the case that we could see a strong year for startups due to a rise in venture capital investment and exits through mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.
Our most recent quarterly PwC/NVCA MoneyTree™ Report based on data provided by Thomson Reuters reported that in the first quarter of 2014, venture capital activity increased from the previous quarter with $9.5 billion invested in 951 deals. Read more
It’s pretty clear from the most recent data that corporate venture capital (CVC) activity is on the upswing. The trend is no surprise given the visible engagement of this constituency in the industry and with NVCA. In 1H 2013, corporate VCs invested an estimated $1.38B in 303 deals. This activity is attributed to 107 corporate VC groups and represents a participation level of 16.7% of the deals done by the industry and 10.9% of the dollars. This percent of dollars is a post-bubble record. Read more