What's your firm's geographic allocation strategy for venture capital?

Mark Sherman

Answered Jun 23

Typically we're investing 70% in the U.S., and the other 30% in other parts of Asia, with China being the largest piece. I think we're likely to just keep that strategy pretty similar. We'll see th... Show more

Corporate venture capital investors: what level of involvement do you seek with the companies where you invest?

BP Ventures is very active on the portfolio management side of things. It's our aim to take a board seat on every investment we make. We've had to make concessions in the past, but I don... Show more

How is BP Ventures evolving in the next 5-10 years?

That's a good question, and slightly hard to answer. BP recently announced its ambition to get to net-zero by 2050 or sooner. We will be coming back to the market in September with a firmer pla... Show more

What are some good companies that have started in the last recessions?

Historically, the economic downturn has been a catalyst for the rising of the best companies. General Electric: 1890 IBM: 1896 General Motors: 1908 Disney: 1923 Toll House Cookies: 1933... Show more