Since the start of his mandate in 2014, European Commissioner Carlos Moedas has been in strong support of the setting up of a European Innovation Council (EIC) for breakthrough, market-creating innovation, with a focus on smart funding, smart investment and smart regulation, to make Europe 'the place to be' for innovators.”
It seems like only yesterday that Global University Venturing celebrated breaking through 2,000 deals in its database, but at the time of writing we are already at more than 3,200 investments and exits.
Social network Facebook’s plans to launch the Libra blockchain and native cryptocurrency, its custodial wallet and subsidiary Calibra, programming language Move and its governing body the Libra Association based in Geneva, Switzerland, certainly took most of the attention this month.
June issue editorial by James Mawson, editor in chief
In February and March 2019, we conducted a small pilot survey (n=31) of founders of businesses that have received corporate funding, which were referred to the survey by their corporate backers. We called it the “GCV Founders Survey” and it gave us some interesting insights.
Introduction to the Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist 2019 by James Mawson, editor-in-chief
May issue editorial by James Mawson, editor in chief
University corner: first quarter of 2019