74% of corporate venture investors prefer investing early.

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Key takeaways

SVB partnered with Counterpart Ventures to debunk common myths about the Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) ecosystem.


74% of survey respondents target pre-seed and early-stage companies

However, the ongoing myth is that CVCs only invest at later stages when the investment has been de-risked.


49% of respondents lead at least 30% of the deals they participate in, and 70% have the ability to take active board seats

The myth is that CVCs don’t lead deals, and don’t have board influence.


50% of respondents disclosed active LP positions in other venture funds

The myth is that a small number of CVCs take LP positions.