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Subject category: Entrepreneurship
Published by: Stanford Business School
Originally published in: 2019
Version: 20 October 2019
Revision date: 15-Nov-2019
Length: 18 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

This note examines the corporate venture capital (CVC) industry, which has played an increasingly large role in the global innovation ecosystem, especially in Silicon Valley, over the last decade. The contents of the note include: a history of CVC beginning in the early 1960s; a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the industry in the late 2010s; a summary of the primary reasons why large corporations establish CVC arms; a framework for balancing strategic and financial value; profiles of three prominent CVC arms; a discussion of the challenges to realizing strategic value; and a process model to improve strategic collaboration.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2019.

Geographical setting

Region:
Americas
Country:
United States
Location:
Silicon Valley

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Abstract

This note examines the corporate venture capital (CVC) industry, which has played an increasingly large role in the global innovation ecosystem, especially in Silicon Valley, over the last decade. The contents of the note include: a history of CVC beginning in the early 1960s; a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the industry in the late 2010s; a summary of the primary reasons why large corporations establish CVC arms; a framework for balancing strategic and financial value; profiles of three prominent CVC arms; a discussion of the challenges to realizing strategic value; and a process model to improve strategic collaboration.

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Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2019.

Geographical setting

Region:
Americas
Country:
United States
Location:
Silicon Valley

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