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CVC SEA and Emerging Markets

Introduction Many high-growth potential businesses have relied on funding from sources, such as venture capitalists, to provide capital during early-stage development. In countries where economies are more developed, like the United Kingdom and the United States of America, venture capital has helped develop numerous high-growth corporations. Many deduce that venture capital is an essential component …

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Journey of a Startup: The Story of Airbnb

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”  – Steve Jobs Creating a startup business is no easy task and requires many skills to succeed, such as the Founder’s Skills. On top of having excellent leadership skills, a founder needs a skilled team that can …

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The State of CVCs Globally

The State of Global Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) and Corporate Accelerators Corporate Venture Capital Large companies have long seen the value in Corporate Venture Capital and the many benefits it brings to corporations, both strategically and financially. Corporate venture capital is the practice of directly investing corporate funds into external startup companies, usually done through …

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Models of Corporate Innovation

Corporate Innovation Defined  Corporate innovation can be the catalyst in adapting to the ever-changing marketplace and leading your business into a success.  It is the process of enterprises implementing innovation opportunities into existing business models, such as new ideas, improving services or products, or creating unique commodities. Studies have shown that established companies that engage …

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The Wonders Of Corporate Intrapreneurship

“Innovative solutions to new challenges seldom come from familiar places.”  -Gyan Nagpal Corporations are beginning to invest in intrapreneurs because the latter understand innovation in a changing market. By giving intrapreneurs the platform and resources to innovate, it allows the unlocking of ideas and passions that can improve multiple aspects of organizations, such as product …

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Entrepreneurial Profiles

The characteristics of an individual can give much information about their leadership and how they handle an organization. Taking time to self-assess your attributes is the first step in realizing what type of entrepreneurial profile category matches well with your personality. Social scientists studied over 30,000 successful entrepreneurs and discovered that there are six entrepreneurial …

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Corporate Innovation: Opportunities in Crisis

Great service offerings and new products can give starting businesses the launch it needs to reach pivotal milestones in placing their everlasting stamp in the market.  However, ideas and products are not enough to maintain a prevalent mark, especially against well-equipped, large corporations with the necessary tools to combat new industry players.  Corporate innovation is …

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