Corporate venture capital: How to pitch| TechCrunch
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In the middle of adventure As industry funding slows in 2022, non-traditional investors like hedge funds and private equity firms have fled. Many assumed that corporate venture funds did too — but they did not.
Advocates of this strategy remain consistent in 2022, and according to PitchBook data, they have indeed increased their presence in venture deals. In 2022, CVCs were involved in 26.2% of venture deals, up only slightly from the 25.6% in 2021. While this is not a meaningful change, it is. stand out because every other type of cross-investor participates. less than in 2022 compared to 2021.
While venture capital conventional funding isn’t expected to be particularly strong this year — and funding overall has continued to decline so far — there are signs that capital The company’s venture capital will remain a steady source of capital in 2023.
Scott Lenet, co-founder and president of Touchdown Ventures, which helps corporations set up their CVCs, told TechCrunch+ that the company is getting more than ever before from corporations looking to set up a fund. their own.
The volatility of the past few years has led to many funds looking to deploy capital, which should be good news for startups. In addition, having the backing of an investor who is not tied to a specific fund lifecycle in an uncertain exit environment certainly has its appeal.