Corporate venture capital: how to pitch | TechCrunch
That’s what they’re looking for
In the middle of the adventure As industry funding slows in 2022, non-traditional investors like hedge funds and private equity firms have run for the hills. Many assumed that corporate venture capital funds would too, but they didn’t.
These strategic backers have remained constant in 2022 and, according to data from PitchBook, have actually increased their presence in venture capital deals. In 2022, CVCs participated in 26.2% of venture capital deals, up only a hair’s breadth from 25.6% in 2021. While by no means a significant change, it stands out because all the other categories of cross-investors participated less in 2022 than in 2021.
While regular fundraising from venture capital firms is not expected to be particularly robust this year – and overall funding has continued to slump so far – there are signs that venture capital from companies will remain a stable source of funds in 2023.
Scott Lenet, co-founder and president of Touchdown Ventures, which helps companies set up their CVCs, told TechCrunch+ that the company is attracting companies looking to start their own fund more than ever.
The volatility of the past few years has led to more funds looking to deploy capital, which should be good news for startups. Additionally, getting support from an investor who is not tied to a specific fund lifecycle in an uncertain exit environment certainly has its appeal.