The Top Corporate Venture Capital Funds Every Founder Should Know About

Lolita Taub
Apr 5, 2019 · 4 min read
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When founders go out to raise venture capital, they come across a variety of fund sizes and shapes that come from different places. One type of venture capital fund comes from big corporations. And hence, they are referred to as corporate venture capital funds, or, for short, “CVCs”.

Here are some of the benefits that come from fundraising from a CVC.

  • Product/market fit —the CVC parent may provide access to their customers for product/market fit exercises.
  • Revenue growth — the CVC parent’s customers may become a startup’s customers.
  • Experts/knowledge — the CVC parent may support a startup by providing domain experts from within the corporation that can propel startup growth.
  • Capital — if a CVC is seen as a strategic investor and invests in a startup, that startup is likely to attract additional capital.

With that in mind, below I share the top corporate venture capital funds every founder should know about. Expect to learn about the following.

  • CVC Data + Trends
  • Top 10 global corporate venture capital (CVC) funds
  • CVC interest in Healthcare
  • Most active CVCs in AI, Auto-Tech, and CPG

CVC Data + Trends

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On average, CVCs are investing more than VCs.

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And there are more new CVCs popping up every year.

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Note that CVCs are engaged in early-stage.

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The Top 10 CVCs

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CVCs Dollars Grow in Healthcare and Mobile

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Between 2016 and 2017, the amount invested in mobile companies increased by 26%. Note: the number has been inflated by 2 Didi Chuxing deals.

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CVC Dollars Decline in Internet Companies

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Most Active CVCs in AI

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Most Active CVCs in Auto-Tech

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Most Active CVCs in CPG

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Sources

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Lolita Taub

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Green Room

Welcome to the Green Room blog. Go behind the scenes at Backstage Capital, where we're betting big on underrepresented tech startup founders.

Lolita Taub

Written by

About investing in community-driven cos + supporting our underestimated founder/investor fam. GP @thecommunityvc Scout @lightspeedvp Frmly @backstage

Green Room

Welcome to the Green Room blog. Go behind the scenes at Backstage Capital, where we're betting big on underrepresented tech startup founders.

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