Develop synergies while leaving the startup a strong autonomy: this is often the bias of companies or large groups when acquiring a startup. Gradual and virtuous integration : The goal is not to break the dynamics of the startup and allow it to maintain its agility despite the change of control. More often than not,…
Technology investment as a lever for business transformation
Technology is a source of multiple opportunities in all markets. Every day, new offers and solutions are created by entrepreneurs whose goal is to tackle big challenges, solve problems by simplifying user experience or optimize existing processes thanks to digital. For the sector leaders, who face this new competition, it becomes key to innovate by relying both on their internal teams and also on startups innovations on their sector.
Why doing Corporate Venture ?
The Corporate Venture is the direct or indirect equity investment, in minority, in the capital of innovative SMEs. It is a tool available to companies, which is part of their open innovation strategy. Corporate Venture is a great lever for companies and large groups to open up to innovation, accelerate their transformation and anticipate market developments. Thus, this framework allows them to strengthen their links with startups in a sustainable way, in a logic of strategic and financial investment. The direct investment allows to have its own investment strategy, to involve operational teams, strategic intelligence and control of its investment budget. Investing in innovative companies also allows companies, since 2016, to benefit from a favorable tax framework.
We assist companies in the implementation of their Corporate Venture operations, from the definition of investment strategy to exits.
We speak about Coporate Venture on our Blog
We often see articles dealing with how to attract new investors into its startup. It is rarer to read tips on how to choose investors that match their goals and how their business works. Yet it is one of the most important issues for successful fundraising, especially when it is a corporate investor. Bringing a…