Musings on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Monday, August 09, 2004
Sizing Up Corporate VCs
Corporate venture investors are renowned for their fickleness. At the height of the boom, the corporate crowd rushed into venture capital, and burger flipper McDonald's even attempted to set up a fund. When boom turned to bust, corporate VCs subtly...
The motivations of investors can seem hard to understand, but only if you fail to recognize that all credible investors are specialists along one or more dimensions. Do the basic homework necessary to identify that specialty, and investors become relatively easy to understand.