We have noticed in our travels that we encounter more and more strategic investors, aka corporate VCs (CVC), turning up at events – and even at our own Investor Breakfasts - as curious as anyone else about what’s being developed out there – and what they might find that’s under the radar.
Early stage and very early stage companies don’t seem to scare them off anymore.
Our friend and SOS reader Jessica Peltz-Zatulove– and CVC, who will be speaking at one of our breakfasts very soon, right, Jess? - co-authored an excellent piece that takes a look Inside the Minds of Corporate Venture Capitalists
for CB Insights, and one thing is certain: CVCs are paying attention to the online world – and to startups in particular – as they never have before. “One-fifth of all venture deals in Q3’15 included CVC participation... Since 2014, over 127 new CVCs have been formed, further validating CVCs as viable and valuable s...