Corporate Venturing: Insights for European Leaders in Government, University and Industry

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(CC) Robert Proksa/FreeimagesThe Corporate Venturing concept has grown substantially over the past few years, with Airbus Ventures, AT&T Foundry, BMW Garage, Disney Accelerator, Shell Ventures, Tencent WeStart and Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator being just a few examples of venturing arms recently created by major companies. Indeed, in just 5 years, there has been a 42% increase of the number of world’s top 210 companies using some of these mechanisms.

Also, since 2013, the number of annual corporate investments in start-ups has almost tripled from 980 to 2,795, while the total size of this investment has risen over nine-fold from $19 to $180 billion.

To access the full report, visit the IESE Insight website.