Venture Lab: Sourcing Strategic Investors

By Laurence Hayward I’ve participated in transactions with strategic investors (“strategics”) as both a co -investor (venture capital fund) and as an entrepreneur. It is perhaps most common to think of strategic investors as larger, established corporations that make equity investments in entrepreneurial ventures (and that is precisely how the Kauffman Foundation defines it). However,… Read More Venture Lab: Sourcing Strategic Investors

From the Ground Up: Verizon Ventures’ Approach to Seed Investing

By Dave Famolari Over the past few years, we have seen corporate investment arms reemerge as a powerful part of the venture capital ecosystem. Corporate venture capital groups (CVCs) provide great value to early stage companies seeking the guidance and resources needed to scale and uphold their vision. Looking beyond the traditional CVC Model Conventional wisdom… Read More From the Ground Up: Verizon Ventures’ Approach to Seed Investing