2-Day Intelligent Corporate Venturing Interactive Workshop

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London (UK) – Postponed, now 2021

This 2-Day Academy Course will take place in London in 2021.


UPDATE: This 2-day Academy was originally due to be held in London in June 2020, and then rescheduled to December 2020. That is also now postponed given the COVID-19 situation. I have considered the possibilities of delivering the Academy online and concluded that this would not deliver the desired quality or learning experience. Much of the value for participants is derived from active Q&A, engaging with the speakers and other participants, the dinner, teamwork during the case study, and developing a network that should bring value both now and long into the future. The intention therefore is to run the London and other Academies in person once such gatherings are approved again.

Paul Morris, GCV Academy Leader


GCV Academy London Partner



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.



Brown Rudnick LLP, 8 Clifford Street, London, W1S 2LQ



Date TBC

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
14.30  Silicon Valley Bank/ex-Telefonica Ventures – Tracy Isacke
15.45  BREAK
16.00  Intel Capital – Abdul Guefor
17.15  Case Study – ALL, in 2 separate groups
18.15  Wrap up
18.30  DINNER – location TBC

Date TBC

08.30  Day one recap – Paul Morris, GCV Academy
08.45  Global Corporate Venturing: Analytics, Kaloyan Andonov, GCV
09.30  Brown Rudnick – Neil Foster
10.45  BREAK
11.00  Brown Rudnick – Neil Foster
12.00  LUNCH
12.45  Emerald Technology Ventures – Markus Moor
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


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