The NVCA Corporate Venture Group (CVG) fulfills the information, education, and networking needs of corporations, enabling them to accelerate the progress of innovation and growth through successful strategic venturing. The CVG is designed to build better communication and practical cooperation across all parties in the venture process, including corporations, venture capitalists, start-up companies, and the research community.

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The CVG is governed by a volunteer advisory board, which is responsible for the ongoing development and review of benefits and services for NVCA corporate members. CVG advisors also serve as spokespeople and represent NVCA at public events.

CVG Advisors 2017-2018

Tony Chao
Applied Ventures

Paul Sestili
Immediate Past Chair
Rogers Venture Partners

Grant Allen
ABB Technology Ventures

Jonathan Charles
Samsung Catalyst Fund

Rain Cui
JCI Ventures

Tom Hawkins
Forte Ventures

George Hoyem
Advisor and NVCA Board Member

Christina Karapataki
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Jon Lauckner
GM Ventures

John Somorjai
Advisor and NVCA Board Member
Salesforce Ventures

George Ugras
IBM Ventures

NVCA Staff

Hannah Munizza
Director of Business Development & Marketing
(202) 864-5918

Engagement & Events

The NVCA CVG holds regular workshops, forums, and digital curriculum. Current upcoming events include:

  • CVG New York Workshop — October 25, 2017
  • CVG Palo Alto Workshop — December 5, 2017