Over the last five years, corporate venture capital investing has picked up both in terms of deal volumes as well as corporations investing in the asset class for the first time. In the United States and beyond, corporate VC deals doubled between 2014 and 2018 and dollars invested tripled.
Are Wisconsin corporations keeping up with that trend? What do corporate VCs look for in an emerging company when they invest? How do they balance financial returns and strategic goals?
Panelists include Dr. Tim Bartholow of WEA Trust, Brian Kaas of CMFG Ventures and Molly Lahr of AmFam Ventures.
“Investing in the venture capital world isn’t for every company, but those companies that do so can gain an innovative edge while realizing gains within their funds over time,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.