500 Startups Bedy Yang: Since 2010, we’ve invested in over 2,200 startups through our funds. Through our ecosystem building initiatives, my team and I have educated more than 500 venture investors, including corporate venture capital (CVC) units. We’ve also advised leaders of some of the largest companies exploring this challenging environment on the creation and development of their corporate venture investing programs and funds.
We anticipate that corporates have an increasingly outsized role to play in the startup ecosystem, and our conversations with C-Suite executives have revealed the extent of the challenges they face while also highlighting new opportunities for growth.
This report is the result of an extensive survey we conducted on corporate venture capital units. We surveyed over a hundred practitioners on the changing role of the corporate venture investor. Today, we’re excited to share the story behind that transformation.
We thank those that were able to participate in this report and look forward to continuing this conversation and driving our industry forward. We hope our 2019 CVC Report guides your innovation journey.