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Published By: Harvard Business School     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Why are more and more smart companies going VC to find their next breakthroughs? A corporate venture-capital fund for investing in outside startups can help a company see, understand, and respond rapidly to changes in the business landscape. In this Harvard Business Review article, HBS Professor Josh Lerner, faculty chair of the HBS Executive Education program Private Equity and Venture Capital, shares six ways to create a venture fund thatís as savvy and nimble as the best private VCs.
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private equity, venture capital, investment expertise, vcs, corporate venturing, competitive threats, breakthroughs, corporate r&d
    
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Published By: Harvard Business School Executive Education     Published Date: Mar 09, 2015
For decades, large companies have been wary of corporate venturing. So why are more and more smart companies going VC to find their next breakthroughs? With corporate R&D units under pressure to focus on a narrow range of projects, companies often lack a good way to sniff out competitive threats beyond their main areas of expertise. A corporate venture capital fund for investing in outside startups can help a company see, understand, and respond rapidly to changes in the business landscape. But the parent companyís processes tend to bog down these funds.
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private equity, venture capital, investment expertise, growth equity, buyouts, negotiation, organizational structure, portfolio management
    
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