Annual Meeting 2011 - Venture Capital and Large Corporations

Venture Capital and Large Corporations: An Exploration of Opportunities
Doug Cameron, PhD, Founder & Managing Director, Alberti Advisors, LLC

Venture capital firms, venture-backed companies and large corporations are very different in many ways, but also have many common objectives. This presentation explores opportunities for interactions between these different organizations. Highlights include strategic investments and strategic partnerships between large companies and small venture-backed companies, the role of corporate venture funds, and the investment by large companies as limited partners in non-corporate venture funds. Such activities and interactions have the potential to provide significant value to all three organizations.