Corporate VC Conference: Is Financial First the Future of CVC Funds?
Sponsored By: Morgan Lewis

12/13/2018 • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Morgan Lewis
1400 Page Mill Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Moderator and Panelists

Eric Ver Ploeg, Managing Director, Venture Capital, Deutsch Telekom Capital Partners

Rashmi Gopinath, Partner, M12 (Microsoft's Venture Fund)

Albert Kim, Ph.D., Vice President, Head of Ericsson Ventures

Sean Foote, Managing Director, Co=Creation=Capital

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Corporate venture fund objectives span the entire range from being primarily strategic to being "financial first", along the lines of traditional institutional VCs.

Why have Google, Cisco, SAP, and Deutsche Telekom all sponsored “financial first” venture groups?

What does a financially driven fund bring back to the parent in terms of strategic value?

Are financial-first corporate venture funds more attractive to entrepreneurs than strategics? To other investors/VCs for co-investment?

Are the advantages of financial-funds sector specific, and stage specific?

Is "financial-first" the shape of things to come?

For CVCs, investors, strategy and corporate development executives.


11:30 AM Registration and Lunch
12:00 PM Panel discussion and Q/A
1:30 PM Networking


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CVC Programs Chair:
Inder Singh

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