2-Day Intelligent Corporate Venturing Course, Tokyo (Japan) | 3-4 October, 2019

This 2-Day Academy Course is taking place in Tokyo on 3-4 October, the two days after the 2019 GCV Asia delegation to Japan.


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.


GCVアカデミーは、ベテランCVC投資家のポール・モリス(Paul Morris)がデザインしたCVCの基礎「エイト・アームズ・オブ・コーポレート・ベンチャー」やケース・スタディ、業界リーダーとのインタラクティブ・セッションによって構成されております。業界についての学習に加え、参加者の皆様と人脈を築き、ネットワークを広げ、将来の投資機会を得ることができます。



DLA Piper Tokyo Partnership Gaikokuho Kyodojigyo Horitsu Jimusho
Meiji Seimei Kan 7F
2-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku


Speakers (click on speaker name to view profile)

Dennis Liu, Associate Director – Global Strategy & Business Development, Ford Research & Innovation Center
Kay Enjoji, President, TEL Venture Capital
Markus Moor, Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures
Nobuyuki Akimoto, Managing Partner, Translink Capital
Masahiko Ishida, Partner, DLA Piper
Lance Miller, Corporate Partner, DLA Piper
Paul Morris, Head, GCV Academy
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.



Thursday 3 October

09.00  Registration and coffee
09.15  Introductions, Academy objectives, desired outcomes
– Paul Morris, GCV Academy; ALL
10.00  Case Study introduction – Construct your own CVC
– Paul Morris, GCV Academy
10.15  The 8 Arms of Intelligent Corporate Venturing: Arms 1-2
– Paul Morris, GCV Academy
11.00  BREAK
11.15  The 8 Arms of Intelligent Corporate Venturing: Arms 3-8
– Paul Morris, GCV Academy
13.15 – 14.00  LUNCH
14.00  Global Corporate Venturing: Analytics, Tim Lafferty, GCV
14.30  Emerald Technology Ventures – Markus Moor
15.45  BREAK
16.00  TEL Venture Capital – Kay Enjoji
17.15  Case Study – ALL, in 2 separate groups
18.15  Wrap up
18.30  DINNER – Hibiki Marunouchi – Annex 1st Floor, Tokyo Marine Holdings Building, 1-2-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Friday 4 October

08.30  Day one recap – Paul Morris, GCV Academy
08.45  DLA Piper – Lance Miller, Masahiko Ishida
10.15  BREAK
10.45  Ford Motor Company Ventures – Dennis Liu
12.00  LUNCH
12.45  Translink Capital/ex NTT DOCOMO – Nobuyuki Akimoto
14.00  Case Study – ALL, in 2 separate groups
15.15  Case Study presentations – ALL, in 2 separate groups
15.30  Wrap up, feedback, presentation of Certificates
– Paul Morris, GCV Academy; ALL
16.00  Depart


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