The shift towards intangibles as a primary value driver and asset in companies may have indeed made borrowing more difficult and/or costly, particularly for small firms but the risks and rewards this more hidden part of corporate life is starting to create opportunities.
How do you follow a $16bn exit? Use your money to keep on doubling down on your winners it seems.
Carbon Clean Solutions has raised $16m in a round featuring Chevron Technology Ventures following an introduction at 2019's GCV Symposium.
In his book review of Ross Douthat’s the Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success, investor Peter Thiel, says: “A renaissance will require motivational goals.”
Here’s a photo from our managing director for Asia, Tim Lafferty: “I’m sitting in the front row seeing the sun set behind the stage over the Mediterranean Sea and on GCV Israel 2020. We had 300 registrations between us and [co-hosts] Axis.”
There has been a ton of announcements about governments, corporations, individuals and, basically, just about everyone, tackling climate change and the other issues identified by the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
There is something about an established business model that is sometimes comforting even if innovation and change is often where more of the excitement lies.
Ahead of next week’s expected publication of Global Corporate Venturing’s February issue it is interesting to look at the GCV Analytics data on corporations making their first deal last month and where they are coming from.