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The CVC Unplugged podcast is a weekly show that brings you fascinating and wide-ranging conversations with leading corporate venture capital investors, subject matter experts, startup founders, journalists and other market participants to keep you informed of the most important trends affecting early-stage investing.

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The CVC Unplugged podcast is a weekly show that brings you fascinating and wide-ranging conversations with leading corporate venture capital investors, subject matter experts, startup founders, journalists and other market participants to keep you informed of the most important trends affecting early-stage investing.

    The Next Wave Webinar: Investing in the changing world of sports

    The Next Wave Webinar: Investing in the changing world of sports

    The world of sports has been seeing some really dramatic shifts in recent years, including huge changes in how sports are consumed – less via the big networks and more via mobile platforms, for example – and that’s having big implications across the space, opening up opportunities for startups and investors alike.

    • 1 hr
    The transition from academic to entrepreneur

    The transition from academic to entrepreneur

    Universities, by their very nature, have always been strong centres of innovation. Scientific discoveries are routinely made in university research labs – but spinning those discoveries out into an operational business comes with numerous hurdles. Academics who go on to found companies based on their research have not just a steep learning curve to adapt to the new commercial environment, but also a wider shift in their mindset. The lab, after all, is a much different place than the market.

    • 23 min
    Slower and steadier wins the race – Rob Bier’s case against blitzscaling

    Slower and steadier wins the race – Rob Bier’s case against blitzscaling

    Just because you can grow very quickly, doesn’t necessarily mean you should. That’s the argument that Rob Bier, managing partner of Trellis Partners and 6:30 Partners, makes against the concept of “blitzscaling”, the hypergrowth philosophy popularised by Reid Hoffman. In his new book, called Smooth Scaling, as well as in a recent op-ed for Global Corporate Venturing, Bier argues that growing at all costs may work for a few startups, but for the majority, following the move fast and break things with loads of money in your pocket approach can have deeply detrimental effects.

    • 36 min
    Let’s give everyone more control over their finances – A conversation with Hugo Bongers

    Let’s give everyone more control over their finances – A conversation with Hugo Bongers

    Financial services permeate every other industry, and is a crucial part of everyone’s lives – whether you’re talking about payments, wealth management, or anything else, fintech touches it all. Today I’m joined by Hugo Bongers, partner at Motive Ventures, who by his own admission “lives and breathes” fintech. Formerly the head of ABN Amro Ventures, he has a great overview of the space from both the corporate VC and financial VC sides.

    • 36 min
    How to get startups and corporates to fit together – a conversation with VentureFuel’s Fred Schonenberg

    How to get startups and corporates to fit together – a conversation with VentureFuel’s Fred Schonenberg

    Fred Schonenberg is the founder of VentureFuel, a New York-based advisory firm focused on bringing together startups and large organisations, mainly corporates including the likes of Coca-Cola, ABInBev, The Hershey Company, Comcast and more, to efficiently create commercial partnerships between them.

    • 41 min
    Universities take a more investor-friendly approach to IP

    Universities take a more investor-friendly approach to IP

    One of the biggest hurdles to getting technology from universities out into the market has been that of intellectual property – who does this technology belong to and who can benefit from it? Traditionally, many universities have been loath to part with their IP rights, which is a death knell for any investment a potential spinout may be hoping for. Investors want to know that the company they’re investing in owns the very thing that gives it value.

    • 20 min

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TTongo ,

Rich content on venture capital

Lots of interesting news on venturing by governments, corporates and universities. eg bbva bank raised a new fintech fund, Shanghai govt bailing out failing VCs and new venture fund raised by Maltese govt. 15 mins well spent.

Steve Radford ,

New addition to my weekly listen list

A great round up of the top venturing news in the past week. I have added this to my weekly list of 'must listens'.

TobyLewisCAO ,

Mr

Great initiative rounding up the latest trends in venture capital. Always start my Monday by listening to it.

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