Why are more and more smart companies going VC to find their next breakthroughs? A corporate venture-capital fund for investing in outside startups can help a company see, understand, and respond rapidly to changes in the business landscape. In this Harvard Business Review article, HBS Professor Josh Lerner, faculty chair of the HBS Executive Education program Private Equity and Venture Capital, shares six ways to create a venture fund thatís as savvy and nimble as the best private VCs.
For decades, large companies have been wary of corporate venturing. So why are more and more smart companies going VC to find their next breakthroughs? With corporate R&D units under pressure to focus on a narrow range of projects, companies often lack a good way to sniff out competitive threats beyond their main areas of expertise. A corporate venture capital fund for investing in outside startups can help a company see, understand, and respond rapidly to changes in the business landscape. But the parent companyís processes tend to bog down these funds.
Get your company's research in the hands of targeted business professionals.
Advertise with us
Advertise with HSJ, the UK‚Äôs leading health service management and policy title and reach an audience of healthcare leaders.
We provide a whole range of media solutions to help you reach your marketing objectives.
Subscribe to HSJ
As the essential resource on health management and policy, HSJ gives you invaluable insights to keep you up to speed with developments in the fast moving health service. Subscribe today and get complete access to hsj.co.uk, plus HSJ magazine delivered to your door each week.
HSJ.co.uk and Health Service Journal are your source for NHS news and NHS jobs. Log on or subscribe to stay on top of health management and policy issues.
From commissioning to mental health, from policy making to the front line, HSJ offers unrivalled news, analysis and opinion.