The future of corporate venture capital? Here’s what the pros think

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The startup event of the year, Slush, was last week and that meant it was also time for our official Slush side event: Corporate Venture Capital. Together with Helsinki Business Hub, Mawsonia and Global Corporate Venturing we got together the brightest of the CVCs from all over the world. And thanks to the great speakers and… Read more »

Corporate Venturing official Slush side event, November 29th 2017

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  Corporate venture capital has been an excellent way for many companies to increase shareholder value. Research shows 30% better increase of share value with companies with strong Corporate Venture capital activities.  And if you look for example at the biggest Chinese giants, most of that valuation increase is because of good investments, not operative… Read more »

Fintech startups should stop obsessing over going global – thoughts on fintech with Johan Lundberg

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”Many startups think they will change the world. But that can make them sidetracked and fail. They should focus on their core instead.” Johan Lundberg is the founding partner and CEO of the Swedish venture capital firm NFT Ventures – the largest and most active fintech investor in Europe. I got the chance to talk… Read more »

Y-combinator and Nestholma are as good

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…or equally bad. When the head of Y-combinator had invested into 720 startups, he said that he can’t predict which of his investments will be successful. We can’t either. Because these are already the best ones and they all should succeed. Out of 100 startups I have invested in, 3 are bankrupted and some are receiving… Read more »