Innovation at Scale: Venture Capital for Corporate Innovators

Innovation at Scale: Venture Capital for Corporate Innovators

The mandate to innovate is pushing companies to find more solutions faster.


Valor Partners Sarah O’Brien, formerly GE M&A; Lisa Calhoun, serial entrepreneur and startup expert; and Robin Bienfait, recently Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer at Samsung globally, will lead an active discussion on how innovation can be scaled faster by using venture capital as a lens.

According to a recent study by KPMG, 1/3 of M&A deals contemplated fall through because of valuation concerns, even though private markets are significantly outpaying public markets.

How can M&A investors improve the odds?

One of the answers is partner with vetted venture partners whose financial and industry alignments complement the enterprise.

We’ll share how platforms like Startup Runway and Atlanta Technology Park create environments that streamline high yield deals.

Examples will be drawn from Valor’s growing portfolio of hypergrowth, platform technologies.

This session should prove valuable for investors exploring:

  1. Accelerated, pre-screened deal flow

  2. Creating bottom line financial impact

  3. Derisking opportunity through customer alignment

  4. Financial investment returns

  5. Curated opportunities to work directly with fast-growth software companies

Our discussion will include a private fund review for interested, accredited prospective corporate investors and an active Q&A with the partners on our venture capital strategy from a corporate venture and innovation perspective.

Register for Luncheon Seminar:

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