How should we change our culture and thinking within the company so that corporate venture capital can be successfully implemented?
In order to build up a successful CVC unit, you need an experienced and competent team, supported by the right mindset within the executive board and management. PwC's experts can help you establish a powerful culture within your company and equip key employees with the knowledge needed for your CVC unit to succeed.
Which opportunities does corporate venture capital hold in store for our current business and and what is the available budget? What are the primary objectives and focus of investment? How do investments in startups fit with our strategy?
Companies have to ask themselves a range of questions to find the CVC strategy that suits them best. PwC's experts will help you to find the right answers so your CVC unit can be successful in the long run.
How is the investment unit structured from a legal and tax standpoint? How will it be managed, and what will the governance structure look like? How do we define the guidelines and criteria for investments?
In order to successfully execute the strategy, the structure of the CVC unit must be well planned. Transparent and coherent communication, is a key success factor, to engage the organization and create lasting interfaces with key stakeholders. A lot can go wrong when implementing the governance structure. In particular, family-owned businesses need to take tax implications into account. Ultimately, there is also the option of outsourcing CVC activities. PwC's experts know your potential partners and selection criteria. We can help you expand your innovation activities with venture capital.
How to generate a substantial deal flow for your unit? How can a portfolio’s performance (strategic/ financial) best be measured? What are the right investment criteria for your? Which common pitfalls and mistakes need to be avoided?
PwC's experts can help you find compatible startups by giving you access to our comprehensive network and initiating the search based on your specific requirements. In addition, we will acquaint you with best practices and help you optimise the structure of your CVC unit, if required. This also includes the search for the right co-investors for you and assisting in the sale and acquisition process.