Stay relevant, competitive, and adaptable to change by relentlessly innovating.
Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) connects established businesses with entrepreneurs as a supplement to existing innovation practices and programs to better realize opportunities for growth and margin recapture.
Why Corporate Venture?
The modern economy is connected, digital, and more competitive than ever. Companies need robust innovation capabilities to consistently deliver customer value and capture growth or margin opportunities.
In today’s era of volatility, there is no other way but to re-invent. The only sustainable advantage you can have over others is agility, that’s it. Because nothing else is sustainable, everything else you create, somebody else will replicate.
— Jeff Bezos
"Large companies are now involved in about a third of all venture deals and more than three-quarters of the Fortune 100 are active in the VC space."
(McKinsey, November 2022)
CVC strategies connect established firms with leading entrepreneurs to implement original ideas more effectively. Corporations access early-stage technologies, capitalize on emerging trends, and open new markets.
Venture capital is a proven approach to complement internal innovation programs. It allows corporations to align with external capabilities that, due to cost or lack of internal resources, would otherwise be unavailable to them.
Corporate innovators who deploy venture strategies leverage a portfolio of small bets and fill identified gaps in their capabilities, products and market coverage, which allows them to:
Accelerate R&D time-to-market.
Grow through improved core service mix and penetration into adjacent and new markets.
Target new M&A channels.
Optimize operations to find margin, free people from low-value work, and push the pace of execution.
Derive insights from new channels on macro trends and emerging technologies that could impact core activities.