December Editor’s Note

This is our final issue of The Corporate Venture Connection for 2015 and we wanted to go out with a bang. We have some terrific articles to share with you this month.

We have included a report from the NVCA Corporate Venture Group’s Fall Summit in Sunnyvale. It was a great meeting with lots of compelling panels and speakers. We have a piece on an organization that our readers should be aware of called ICEX. You can learn about its corporate venture capital initiative over the past few years and some of the key learnings. We have an interesting article on how Verizon Ventures is moving past the traditional corporate venturing model and extending into seed investing. We have a great piece on how your source a strategic investor.

We also have a report on last week’s Coffee Pot discussion, the most recent in the series of NVCA webinars focused on the CVC community. Finally, we have the latest corporate venturing data to share with you. All in all, I hope you will find the articles interesting and enlightening.

Thank you for your continued support of this publication. Our circulation continues to grow with each issue. Please feel free to forward to colleagues or mention this on social media. Please help spread the word!

We will continue to post job openings in the corporate venture community on our blog site. If you have any, please let us know and we’ll get them posted. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions.

Happy Holidays to all of you!

Reese Schroeder

Chairman, NVCA Corporate Venture Group Communications Committee