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London Calling! 2 VC panel & networking events: Brexit & CVC

ShareRubicon Venture Capital together with Baker Botts is organizing two VC events open to the public. September 27th: http://BrexitVC.eventbrite.com September 29th: http://CVCLondon.eventbrite.com Join us for dinner, drinks and networking September 29th for Investor...

My new book on Corporate Venture Capital is finished

ShareAfter nearly two years of research, 100+ interviews and countless hours of work, my new book on Corporate Venture Capital is finished…not to mention my own experience of raising CVC funding when I was an entrepreneur. You can find it...

VCs & Entrepreneurs in China: my experience

ShareWow! I had an amazing experience in China as an American VC. I made a photobucket photo file which I understand can be viewed in China. Please check it out and the captions. That’s my blog post this time – the comments / captions of the photos. Forget...

Free M&A chapter from my book “Which Way to the Exit?”

ShareI’ve added this post so I could put a link to this chapter from my last book into my new book: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital, which should be available any day now. Please download a free copy of chapter 8 “Which Way to the Exit?” from my book – THE...

The Best Way to Email a VC or CVC When Seeking Funding

ShareI am editing the final version of my book on CVC and thought this worth sharing with anyone raising capital from VCs or CVCs… Everyone will tell you the best way to approach a VC or angel is through a warm intro. Beyond the obvious, contacting their...

Creating A Win-Win-Win Among Corporates, Startups & VCs

ShareI gave a keynote address on corporate venture capital interviewed by Duncan Logan at Rocketspace’s Innovation Collective Summit today and thought it appropriate to share this article I wrote for the NVCA CVC magazine a few weeks ago. I am nearing the final...

Understanding VC Target Ownership Percentages

ShareVCs often have target ownership percentages that are driven by two things: 1) ability for each investment to return 100%, 50% or 25% of their entire VC fund and 2) a VC can only be effective on so many boards; so may as well join the board of the companies where...