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Board Role Best Practices

Minority investment governance tips for corporate VCs

What comes first? Board experience or corporate experience? (Image: Shutterstock)

Methodology

The majority of respondents are senior members of the investment team — these individuals are best qualified to describe their firm’s board role policies and preferences
Gender distribution of respondents
Number of investment professionals on respondents’ teams
Distribution of parent company industries across survey participants
Question: How old is the venture capital effort?
Question: Is the effort structured as a fund?

Results

Question: Does the corporation seek representation on portfolio company boards?
Question: How often is the board representative an investment professional?
Question: How often is the board representative an operating executive?
Question: How often is the board representative a “friend of the firm”?
Question: Factors in board representative selection

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Thoughts on corporate VC from the team at Touchdown Ventures, the leading provider of managed venture capital for corporations.

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Selina Troesch

Touchdown VC Principal. Venture Capitalist. USC MBA. Silicon Valley Native. Swiss Miss. Lifelong Dancer.