corporate venturing

accelerator focus:

Increase the capability of strategic investing teams to deliver innovation, generate returns and enhance the capabilities of the business. By sharing their collective deal making experience and marketplace knowledge, members of the Corporate Venturing Accelerator work together to improve processes, adjust strategies, identify new opportunities and explore synergies between their organizations.


Established in 2011, the Corporate Venturing Accelerator is limited to senior executives and their key staff who are managing corporate venture units and strategic investments in large global companies.

highlighted member practices:

  • Strategic Funding for Innovation: Brokering Business Unit Exploration
  • Stakeholder Communication: Publishing the CVC Strategic Vision
  • Business Sponsorship: Engaging the Field for Better Business Alignment
  • Board Participation: Requiring Business Sponsors to be Board Members
  • Investment Strategy: Building Instead of Investing (Ecosystem Investing)
  • Deal Design: Detailed Diligence Process for Risk Mitigation

recent discussion topics:

  • New Challenges in the Investment Process
  • Corporate Venturing as a Strategic Tool for Business Longevity
  • Next Generation of CV Portfolio Partners
  • Company Strategic Alignment, Internal Alignment and Sponsorships
  • Increasing Value for Both the Portfolio and Parent Companies
  • The Role of Corporate Venturing as it Relates to the Future of Innovation

upcoming meeting*:

New Models of CV in Innovation Ecosystems | July 24-25, 2018 | Chicago, IL
*By invitation only. For more information, please contact Shaw Lively at