2-Day Intelligent Corporate Venturing Course, London (UK) | 20-21 May, 2019

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London (UK) – 20-21 May, 2019

This 2-Day Academy Course is taking place in London, on 20-21 May, the two days before the 2019 GCV Symposium in London.


GCV Academy London Partner

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The 2-Day ‘Intelligent Corporate Venturing’ Interactive Workshop embraces The 8 Arms of Intelligent Corporate Venturingdelivered alongside case-studies and high-level expertise from experienced professionals in the corporate venturing ecosystem. GCV Academy courses have been highly recommended for both individuals and teams, as all participants will expand the depth of their knowledge alongside peers from other leading organisations.



Baker Botts, 41 Lothbury, London, EC2R 7HF (UK)



Abdul Guefor, Managing Director, Intel Capital
Markus Moor, Managing Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures
Neil Foster, Partner and Head of Corporate VC, Baker Botts
Tracy Isacke, Head of Corporate VC, Silicon Valley Bank
Paul Morris, Head, GCV Academy
Kaloyan Andonov, Analyst, Global Corporate Venturing
Tim Lafferty, COO, Global Corporate Venturing


Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Professional Development. The general overview of the content to be delivered over the two days can be found below, along with the benefits of attending.

Course info


CVC Fundamentals
– The 8 Arms of Intelligent Corporate Venturing

Case Study Introduction
– Build your own CVC

Interactive sessions with industry leaders:
– Corporate VCs
– VC fund managers
– Others with deep knowledge and insights into CVC

Case study sessions including Q&A
– Last hour of first day
– Last hour of second day, including team presentations



Corporations planning to start venturing:

Companies have told us that they wished they had come on the academy earlier in their thinking process because they hadn’t set up their operations in the optimum way.

Validate your reasons for venturing, understand the different models, learn from experienced venturers and brainstorm what could work best for your organisation.

People new to venturing or senior executives overseeing the venture group:

– Be more effective from the get-go

– Learn from hearing about the mistakes of others, not by making so many of your own

– Be a more effective investor, understand how to add value to your portfolio companies and increase your chances of success

Experienced CVCs:

– Fill in any gaps in your knowledge and get up-to-date on current best practices

– Give back to newer members of the community

– Network with other experienced CVCs on the faculty

People that have relationships with CVCs:

– Those who are not working directly in CVC but interact with corporate venturing colleagues