Corporate investors during the first half of the year participated in 16.3% of venture deals, according to a new study. This is an increase from 14.7% in 2011 and 12.9% in 2010.
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In total corporate investors poured $2.3 billion in 551 deals in 2011, up 15% in both dollars and deals, the MoneyTree Report shows.
Tom Klaff, Ben Smith: A New Spin On Corporate Venture Capital; How Big Businesses Can Encourage Innovation
Corporate venture capital comes and goes in waves. In good times, money flows easily into startups. When times turn bad, most corporate investors disappear, and the waves they create crash violently on the shore. It doesn’t have to be this way. Corporations have the resources and potential to make venture a long-term strategic asset. The [...]
Scoop: Intel Capital Maintains Strong Investment Pace With Up To $500M In Fundings Possible: CORRECTED
Intel Capital is maintaining a strong investment pace this year with fundings of as much as $500 million possible by year’s end, a spokesperson said. Investments are presently at $419 million and the pipeline of deals could bring the year’s total to the half a billion dollar mark, the organization told peHUB. Intel Capital is [...]