Since the 1960s, corporate venture capital has had a mixed history. Companies seem to form separate venture capital programs during boom years, and then retire, its commitments in tough economic times. This case opens with a fictional situation: Ron Flores, vice president of corporate development at AllTech, the world’s largest enterprise software company, is trying to determine whether the company should establish a separate corporate venture capital group to spearhead investment in Youn … Read more »

Since the 1960s, corporate venture capital has had a mixed history. Companies seem to form separate venture capital programs during boom years, and then retire, its commitments in tough economic times. This case opens with a fictional situation: Ron Flores, vice president of corporate development at AllTech, the world’s largest enterprise software company, is trying to determine whether the company should have a separate corporate venture capital group to spearhead investments in young companies to establish. Flores has two days to put together a recommendation for the company’s CFO. To make his decision, Reviews Flores several documents that make up the bulk of the case, including an overview and brief history of corporate venture capital and an overview of the venture investment with Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp., and Xerox Corp.
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John W. Glynn Jr.,
Andrea Higuera
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
18 pages.
Release Date: 02 July, 2002. Prod #: E131-PDF-ENG
Corporate Venture Capital Vignettes HBR case solution

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