Jill Frankle is vice president of strategic ventures at Hartford Investment Management Co. (HIMCO). In this interview, Frankle tells us about the latest developments in the insurtech space, and explained how HIMCO's venture portfolio complements its long-term investment strategy during a period of industry-wide disruption in the insurance sector.
Visa Ventures Excited About Fintech-Centric Investment Opportunities | Kevin Jacques, Vice President & Global Head | Q&A
Kevin Jacques is the vice president and global head of Visa Ventures. Previously, he led the corporate development & investment team at Intuit. In this interview, he tells us about his role at one of the most prominent corporate venture capital groups in the U.S.; how Visa Ventures invests in areas that support their overall corporate strategy; and the excitement around the rapidly evolving fintech sector.
Telstra Ventures Focusing On Proven Companies & Technologies That Help Large Corporates | Mark Sherman, Managing Director | Q&A
Mark Sherman joined Telstra Ventures as a Managing Director in 2012. In this interview, he discusses why institutional investors should be excited about the enormous upside investing in venture capital; why Telstra looks to invest in Series Bs, Cs, and Ds, backing proven companies; and how timing can be tricky for most corporate venture groups considering venture's long-term game.
UBS Group AG is setting aside hundreds of millions of dollars of its own money to invest in fintech companies, joining peers in financing startups that are upending traditional banking.
BP Ventures Approaches Investing With 'Collaborate Now, Compete Later' Mindset | David Hayes, Chief Investment Officer & Managing Director | Q&A
David Hayes is the chief investment officer and managing director of the Americas for BP Ventures. In this interview, he discussed how BP Ventures invests in tech that can be deployed in their own business; the importance of collaborating with corporate venture peers such as Shell; and why they seek a board seat on every investment they make.
Citi Ventures Spending More Time On 'Robotic Process Automation' And Driving Innovation | Matt Carbonara, Managing Director | Q&A
Matt Carbonara is a managing director at Citi Ventures and works out of the Palo Alto office. In this interview, Matt discussed why the organization is spending more time on robotic process automation and other similar technology; their unique position in having direct access to Citi's assets; and how Citi brings global perspective and distribution when collaborating with innovative startups.
Silicon Valley tech companies are some of the biggest startup investors through corporate venture funds run independently of the core business. Some of the biggest names in tech have pursued corporate venture investing, including Google, Salesforce, Intel, Microsoft, and Dell.
This marks the first time that Starbucks is putting cash into a private equity fund, but it follows CEO Kevin Johnson's tech-heavy focus for the company.
Your startup may be intent on disrupting their industry, however, in the venture maze of funding options, it would benefit your business to pay much more attention to corporate venture capital. Here's why.
Corporate venture capital (CVC) is a growing source of startup funding. To secure funding and support from CVCs, entrepreneurs need to understand these key differences between CVC and traditional venture capital.