Investor Connect Podcast

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

There are several tools for the corporate VC to use in a venturing program.

Here’s a list to consider:

  • Hackathon - invite those in the industry or area to participate in a coding challenge to solve a particular problem.
  • Shared resources - provide the community with a set of tools and data sets and invite open community collaboration.
  • Challenge prize - offer a cash prize for the winner of a competition.
  • Corporate venture capital - offer investments into startups that meet specific criteria.
  • Commercial incubators - set up a partnership with incubators to provide support in exchange for access to deal flow.
  • Internal incubators - set up an internal incubator and invite employees and partners to participate.
  • Strategic partnership - set up partner programs with accelerators, venture capitalists, and other groups to provide deal flow.
  • M&A program - set up a program for acquiring companies and onboarding into the corporation.

Consider augmenting your corporate venture fund with these tools and activities. 

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