Why CVC Investment in Cybersecurity Startups Seems Low

Since 2010, the number of US corporate venture capital investments in cybersecurity—more specifically, those that contain at least one minority investor that is either a corporation or corporate venture arm—has more than tripled, according to PitchBook data. That multiple seems surprisingly low, especially when you consider that it resulted in just 53 venture investments last… Read More Why CVC Investment in Cybersecurity Startups Seems Low

3rd Annual GMA Corporate Venture Capital Event: Building Start-Ups Through Accelerators

April 4, 2017 The Amenity Center, 150 N. Riverside, Chicago, IL Global Midwest Alliance invites you to be part of its 3rd Annual Corporate Venture Capital Event.  We’ve expanded this very successful program to a full-day event.  The conference will feature innovation and technology panels providing insights on innovating through accelerators, current and future trends… Read More 3rd Annual GMA Corporate Venture Capital Event: Building Start-Ups Through Accelerators

The Global Corporate Venturing & Innovation Summit

CVC 3.0: The Movement Corporate venture capital continues to experience monumental growth, with an average of 12 CVC programs being started monthly.  After several decades of peaks and troughs, corporate venturers feel that their time has come in being recognized as vital contributor to the innovation ecosystem.  The days of being considered ‘dumb money’ are… Read More The Global Corporate Venturing & Innovation Summit

Welcome to the September 2016 Issue: Corporate Venture & The Rise of Automated Advertising, Social Media And Targeting

Welcome to the latest issue of the NVCA Connection  on Corporate Venture & The Rise of Automated Advertising, Social Media And Targeting.  First of all, we hope that everyone had a great summer.   For this issue, we chose the theme of targeted advertising and the role that the corporate venturing community has played in the… Read More Welcome to the September 2016 Issue: Corporate Venture & The Rise of Automated Advertising, Social Media And Targeting

Shifting toward the future of corporate and venture partnerships

SHIFT – NVCA and Global Corporate Venturing’s inaugural conference partnership – focuses on new paths for corporate & institutional venture partnerships in New York this October By Jessica Straus, NVCA VP of Development What are the most effective corporate venture and VC partnership strategies? What are proven paths to launch new corporate venture units? What are the latest… Read More Shifting toward the future of corporate and venture partnerships

Data-Driven Marketing: A Value-Driving Opportunity

By Richard Bravman, Chief Strategy Officer, Affinity Solutions, Inc. U.S. marketers will spend over $127 billion on measured media advertising in 2016, and another $164 billion on direct and digital marketing. Both figures are up meaningfully from the prior year. Deal activity in the MarTech space surged recently to $16.4 billion, as major players such as… Read More Data-Driven Marketing: A Value-Driving Opportunity