Corporate venture capital – or CVC for short – is a subset of venture capital. CVC usually comes from large corporations seeking to invest in smaller businesses which are both relevant and beneficial to the parent group. The corporation will offer funding in exchange for a share in the business, as well as offering their expertise, network and contacts.

Businesses looking for corporate venture capital funding need to prove that they can help the larger corporation via market reach, insights or innovative technology. Corporations will already be aware of successful, disruptive businesses, so these are usually the primary targets for CVC funding.


Benefits of corporate venture capital