An Event by Deutsche Börse Venture Network and Osborne Clarke
In 2018, around the globe corporate venture capital (CVC) activity hit record levels. Many of the largest German corporations have identified CVC as being an important factor in their corporate innovation strategy, especially in sectors with ever shorter innovation cycles and high digitalization pressure such as mobility, financial technology (Fintech), media and life sciences.
Reason enough for us to take a closer look at CVC and explore which aspects and circumstances are decisive for CVC investments becoming a success or failure. How do CVCs balance financial versus strategic goals? How do start-ups protect themselves from potential risks and how do they maximize the potential upsides from strategic investments? How do corporates implement their venture activity to nurture internal innovation and intrapreneurship activities? How do start-ups maintain their business and in particular their research and development activities independent?
Join us for an exciting panel discussion with experienced corporate investors and entrepreneurs sharing their insights on the trends and pros & cons of CVC.
Christoph Kruse | Founder and Managing Director | bookingkit
Paul Morgenthaler | Senior Investment Manager | CommerzVentures
Gülsah WIlke | Head of Portfolio and Operations | Axel Springer SE
Monika Fuchs | Vice President | DB1 Ventures at Deutsche Börse
Moderation: Robin Eyben | Partner | Osborne Clarke