March 23, 2018

VZV Podcast - Season 2, Ep. 3: The Evolution of CVCs (Part 1)


In this week’s episode, we look back at the history of corporate venture capital firms and how various technological advancements have influenced the way CVCs invest. We also take a look at the common factors successful CVCs have in common and the questions startup founders should ask themselves before reaching out to a CVC.

Meredith Finn, Director of Salesforce Ventures, helps to lead investments in the US. Salesforce Ventures is the strategic investment arm of Salesforce.com. Salesforce Ventures has over 190 active investments across the enterprise SaaS space.

Marcelo Ballvé, Senior Research Director at CB Insights, helps clients predict technology trends. CB Insights recently authored a report on the history of Corporate Venture Capital. The report divides the history into 4 different waves of Corporate Venture Capital.

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