74% of corporate venture investors prefer investing early.
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.