Congratulations to all the thousands of nominees for the Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist 2021 and especially to the top 100 who gave their appreciation to their teams and portfolio companies in yesterday’s award ceremony.

You can see the number one-ranked, Powerlist winner, SoftBank’s Rajeev Misra’s full video and the full ranking here.

My thanks to all of you in the industry and especially to our partner, law firm Dentons, whose global technology practice chairman, Victor Boyajian, shared his thought-leadership on the trends and issues in the innovation capital ecosystem and team led by Liwen-Edison Fu preparing the quantitative and qualitative information to decide the awards.

It is a great honour and privilege to see some of the insights and challenges faced by the corporate venturing community and its support to sharing best practices through the GCV Institute, which is running its latest courses by CVCs, for CVC, this week and next alongside the wider GCV Digital Forum.

This forum will also mark the planned return to in-real life events, starting with September’s GCVI Summit in California – thanks to Christina Riboldi and the team – and then the GCV Symposium in London in early November including delegations to Oxford and Cambridge and up to Scotland for the COP26 meeting.