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Risky Business

Innovation Partnerships Need Preparation

Corporate innovators can use this checklist before closing business development deals with startups

Preparing before executing commercial deals with startups offers potential utility to corporate innovators. Image: Shutterstock

Prioritizing resources

Avoiding preventable failure

Aligning for success

Choosing the right transaction type

Customizing this checklist for your corporate program can improve your chances for success

1. Goals

2. Scope

3. Startup Readiness

4. Corporate Readiness

5. Deal Structure



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

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