Category Archives: Corporate VC

Find Innovation through Startups

Struggling to Innovate? Hire Startups to Help.

Big companies still struggle with innovation; their innovation process is “sluggish” even though they depend on innovation for success and even though they are investing heavily in innovation.    According to Coley Brown, VisionMine CEO, in the recent article “Behemoths Struggling to Innovate Hire Small Companies to Help” published recently in BusinessWeek and written by

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Why corporate America needs startups and how yours can benefit

The Uptake Corporations crave the innovative ideas generated by startups—and they’re willing to pay for bottom-line results. Here’s how your upstart startup can find partners in the big leagues.   Corporate America has an innovation problem, and has spent a great deal of time and energy attempting to fix it. Somewhat surprisingly, many of these

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Multinationals Are Staking a Claim in the World of Venture Capital

New York Times 9/4/2012 by EVELYN M. RUSLI MENLO PARK, Calif. — New York, London and Hong Kong are common addresses for blue-chip multinationals. Now Silicon Valley is, too. From downtown San Francisco to Palo Alto, companies like American Express and Ford are opening offices and investing millions of dollars in local start-ups. This year,

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