Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) is taking over the venture capital scene and now comprises over twenty percent of all venture capital invested each year. The growth of CVC has been remarkable, rising by 37% in 2015 to $32.9 Billion and continuing to rise in 2016.
Entrepreneurs and Angel investors who are investing with “strategics” as CVC is often called, should understand the two-edged sword of co-investing with large corporate VC investors. The goals of a CVC can range widely between financial strategy, like angel investors seek, or strategic outcomes which focus less on returns and more on developing a corporate innovation programs which are replacing traditional R&D with Corporate Venture Capital with a goal to acquire the top companies in their portfolios..
Angel Capital Summit 2017 will help investors and entrepreneurs to understand the motivations of CVCs and to find the hidden opportunities of syndicating with these investors strategically to grow companies fast and to bring in great angel investment returns.