Corporate venturing enablers: Allies to enhance open innovation

The adoption of corporate venturing has increased fourfold since 2016, encouraging new trends such as venture client, fund of funds, and corporate venturing squads. Recent data reports that the value of corporate venture capital deals has hit a record high in 2020, up 24% from the year before, with major investments into e-commerce and remote […]

IESE’s Business Angels Network in Financing Round for Dinbeat

IESE’s Business Angels Network and a group of other investors have participated in a €500,000 financing round for Dinbeat, a Barcelona-based startup specializing in monitoring devices for pets that hopes to expand into human patients. It is the second financing round, in convertible notes, for Dinbeat. In addition to IESE’s Business Angels Network, current shareholders, […]

Stadium Economics

Last summer, I was lucky enough to be at the opening game of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium: the Levi’s Stadium. The game was an MLS (Major League Soccer) game with the San Jose Earthquakes hosting the Seattle Sounders. The 49ers wanted to christen the stadium with a non-NFL game. It wasn’t a sellout but they did fill 50,000 seats out of about […]