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How to Staff a New Corporate Venture Capital Effort

Whether to Build Internally or Hire an Outside Partner

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1. Experience

1a. Reputation

1b. Judgment

1c. Relationships

1d. Results

2. Scale

2a. Team

2b. Coverage

2c. Speed

3. Independence

3a. Standard of Care

3b. Alignment

3c. Perspective

3d. Mediation

4. Professionalism

4a. Benchmarking

4b. Process

4c. Accountability

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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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Scott Lenet

Founder of Touchdown Ventures & DFJ Frontier, USC & UCLA adjunct professor, father of twins, Philly sports Phan, Forbes & TechCrunch contributor