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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Governance

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
Chair
Applied Ventures



Paul Sestili
Immediate Past Chair
Rogers Venture Partners



Grant Allen
Advisor
ABB Technology Ventures



Jonathan Charles
Advisor
Samsung Catalyst Fund



Rain Cui
Advisor
JCI Ventures



Tom Hawkins
Advisor
Forte Ventures



George Hoyem
Advisor and NVCA Board Member
In-Q-Tel



Christina Karapataki
Advisor
Schlumberger Technology Corporation



Jon Lauckner
Advisor
GM Ventures



John Somorjai
Advisor and NVCA Board Member
Salesforce Ventures



George Ugras
Advisor
IBM Ventures


NVCA Staff


Hannah Munizza
Director of Business Development & Marketing
(202) 864-5918
hmunizza@nvca.org


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