Corporate Venture Capital
Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) is an equity investment
The term Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) describes a variety of forms of equity investment exercised by firms (in particular start-ups). CVC describes an investment (in equity) realised directly by a corporation in high potential and innovative firms. Corporate Venture Capital is more than a finance operation. They support the star-ups in financial and strategic growth. CVC is a new way to raise capital for young firms, but also a tool to develop R&D activities and/or to explore new markets.
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