On November 1st Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) convened its first conference in Houston. We’d like to thank the conference co-sponsors, Chevron Technology Ventures, Shell Technology Ventures, BP Ventures, Baker Botts, GE Ventures, Accenture, BCG, Tudor Pickering Holt & Co, Future Planet Capital, Intel Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank.

Our purpose was to champion the resilience of the Houston-based and broader Texan venture capital and innovation industries. Our conference co-incided with the Houston Astros winning the World Series!  What a night!​

Please download the presentations from the event below​. 

Energy meets digital – what happens next?


Intel Capital and energy

 

Investor responses to ‘lower for longer’: leading oil-focused venture-backed businesses outline their strategies for the new price environment


          Texas-based and Texas-bound innovators – session 1: short presentations from venture-backed technology businesses active in energy


​​​​Global Corporate Venturing Symposium  23rd – 24th May 2017 - London

In its seventh year, the GCV Symposium is the leading event for global corporate venturing professionals, and has experienced exponential growth, attracting an enviable list of speakers and international senior delegates. So join 400+ business leaders from the corporate venturing and wider high-growth business ecosystem for the two-day 2017 GCV Symposium covering innovation and strategy. This event was held in St Paul's, London.

Tom Whitehouse, LEIF Founder and Chairman, moderated and contributed to topical discussions such as:

     Will we see flying cars before autonomous vehicles?

     Advanced manufacturing
     New directions in low carbon power, energy venturing and partnering
     Material innovations in health

For more information please visit http://www.gcvsymposium.com/

Corporate Venture in Brasil - 2nd - 5th October

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – Apex-Brasil – and Mawsonia, publisher of Global Corporate Venturing, announce their strategic partnership to develop corporate venture capital in Brazil.

Our objective is to give access to the Brazilian investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem for global and local corporate venturing units willing to approach and operate in the country.


Global Corporate Venturing Asia Congress - 23rd September 2017


Come together to see how Asia is developing the innovations of the future through corporate venture capital.
There are numerous examples of 'Dragon Tech' and 'Tiger Tech' – Shenzhen for drones, WeChat as a platform, Wanxiang for blockchain, Softbank for robots, Singapore as a smart city – and much to learn from the financing structures that enable them.
But with growth and innovation capabilities come the potential for tensions. With a new US President, will we see Asia and US divergence, or greater convergence?​


Tom Whitehouse, LEIF Founder and Chairman, will be moderating and contributing to discussions focused on Asian Mobility and Manufacturing.

For further information please visit http://www.gcvasia.com/​

Global Corporate Venturing Asia Congress - 23rd September 2017


Come together to see how Asia is developing the innovations of the future through corporate venture capital.
There are numerous examples of 'Dragon Tech' and 'Tiger Tech' – Shenzhen for drones, WeChat as a platform, Wanxiang for blockchain, Softbank for robots, Singapore as a smart city – and much to learn from the financing structures that enable them.
But with growth and innovation capabilities come the potential for tensions. With a new US President, will we see Asia and US divergence, or greater convergence?​


Tom Whitehouse, LEIF Founder and Chairman, will be moderating and contributing to discussions focused on Asian Mobility and Manufacturing.

For further information please visit http://www.gcvasia.com/​

Past Events

GCV Synergize 26th October 2017, New York

The forum that showcases winning partnership models between traditional venture fund managers and CVC investment professionals


Last year, GCV presented SHIFT, a conference designed to discuss the new normal of CVCs working with traditional VCs as both direct and indirect investors. Following on from the success of the inaugural event, GCV will now hold the freshly branded Synergize on October 26 in New York City.

Key themes include: The Capita; Continuum; Out with the Old, In with the New; Divergence Directions; The Future of Fundraising; and Innovation Imperatives.


http://www.gcvsynergize.com