Free Chapter 1 from my book “Masters of Corporate Venture Capital”

Free Chapter 1 from my book “Masters of Corporate Venture Capital”

SharePlease download Chapter 1 of my book Masters of Corporate Venture Capital – Chapter 1 – Andrew Romans and feel free to share on Linkedin, FB, Twitter, print, republish or use any way you like. Please also be invited to our events and workshops on corporate venture capital (CVC) and other VC and startup related topics. http://rubicon.vc/our-events/ Upcoming events: London, June 27, 2017 https://FamilyOfficeLondon.eventbrite.com – London family office event London, June 28, 2017 https://CVCseminar.eventbrite.com – London half day CVC seminar Paris, June 29, 2017 https://ParisCVC.eventbrite.com – Paris half day CVC seminar Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dubai and Istanbul coming this fall. Please get in touch if you want to host or sponsor a CVC or VC event with us. info@rubicon.vc Please also download a free copy of chapter 8 “Which Way to the Exit?” from my first book – THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BIBLE TO VENTURE CAPITAL: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game (McGraw Hill hardcover & all e-book formats) Contributors to this chapter include: • Gary Johnson, director of corporate development, Facebook • Jackie Reses, executive vice president of people and development at Yahoo! (interestingly in charge of both M&A and HR) • Parag Patel, Vice-President of Worldwide Sales, Software-Defined Storage at VMware formally VP of global strategic alliances at VMware • Dave Berkus, author and business angel • Nic Brisbourne, partner at Forward Ventures, former partner at DFJ-Esprit • Russ Fradin, CEO and cofounder of Dynamic Signal and former CEO and cofounder of Adify sold for $300m • Antoine Papiernik, partner at Sofinnova Partners • Benjamin D. Kern, partner at McGuireWoods • Additional contributions from directors of...
Événement CVC Bpifrance et Rubicon VC à Paris le 29 juin 2017

Événement CVC Bpifrance et Rubicon VC à Paris le 29 juin 2017

Share Andrew Romans, General Partner chez Rubicon Venture Capital, a le plaisir de vous inviter à un workshop dédié au Corporate Venture (CVC). Le 29 Juin 2017 à 13h30, Bpifrance Le Hub (accueil dès 13h15)   https://ParisCVC.eventbrite.com Andrew Romans, l’auteur du premier livre sur le CVC, et General Partner chez Rubicon Venture Capital, fameux fonds de capital-risque basé à San Francisco et à New York, mènera un workshop entouré d’experts du sujet et partagera sa longue expérience avec des entrepreneurs français. Cette demi-journée sera l’occasion de dévoiler les principaux enseignements issus de plus de 100 entretiens menés auprès des principaux CVC aux États-Unis, en Europe et en Asie. Programme: 13h 15 : Accueil du public 13h30 : Welcoming Words par Cécile Brosset, Directrice, Bpifrance Le Hub 13h40 : Chiffres clés et best practices par Andrew Romans, General Partner,Rubicon Venture Capital, suivi d’un Q&A 14h45 : Terms Sheet Terms and Deal Execution par Neil Foster, Partner,Baker Botts LLP 15h30 : Etudes de cas 16h00 : Panel : o Frederic Rombaut, ex-Head of Corporate Development & Investments, Cisco, ex-founder & Head of Qualcomm Ventures Europe o Guillaume Dupont, Parter, CapHorn Invest o Yann Marteil, CEO, Via ID o Yann Kandelman ou Pierre Louette, Orange Digital Ventures o François-Xavier Meyer, Investment Director, SEB Alliance (Fonds venture du Groupe SEB) o Lionel Baraban, CEO, FAMOCO • 16h45 : Cocktail – networking Adresse : 6, boulevard Haussmann / Paris 9e Métro : Richelieu-Drouot / Lignes 8 et 9 Merci de confirmer votre présence auprès de : Théophile Simon / theophile.simon@gmail.com / +33 6 31 22 75 98   https://ParisCVC.eventbrite.com...
VCs & Entrepreneurs in China: my experience

VCs & Entrepreneurs in China: my experience

ShareWow! I had an amazing experience in China as an American VC. I made a photobucket photo file which I understand can be viewed in China. Please check it out and the captions. That’s my blog post this time – the comments / captions of the photos. Forget this blog post and check out this link here! http://s613.photobucket.com/user/Andrew_Romans/library/ China is a huge opportunity for every entrepreneur and VC. To ignore it would be insanity. They have a totally different way of thinking which works well. I look forward to working with all of you 🙂 And I look forward to helping our portfolio companies take off in China. Get my blog story here: http://s613.photobucket.com/user/Andrew_Romans/library/ Basically most of our companies should be manufacturing or making software in China. Those those that do not want to do that should probably be selling their products and services in China. I view it as my job as the VC to help our portfolio companies do both with safe partners they can trust. We are ready to be the fiber optic cable and help our companies be successful in China quickly. This is a game of speed and trust. Andrew...
Creating A Win-Win-Win Among Corporates, Startups & VCs

Creating A Win-Win-Win Among Corporates, Startups & VCs

ShareI gave a keynote address on corporate venture capital interviewed by Duncan Logan at Rocketspace’s Innovation Collective Summit today and thought it appropriate to share this article I wrote for the NVCA CVC magazine a few weeks ago. I am nearing the final stages of finishing my second book on the topic of venture capital –MASTERS OF CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL: Collective Wisdom from 50 VCs on How to Get Funded & the Playbook for Corporate Venturing to Access Startup Innovation, Create Winning CVCs & Avoid the Classic Mistakes (May 2016). I was partly motivated to finish this book now, because I have also been advising a large Chinese corporate on the formation of their corporate venturing program. I first organized my own ideas for a comprehensive book on the topic into 10 chapters with detailed sub-headings. I then embarked on taking over 50 meetings and phone interviews with top corporate venture capital (CVC) practitioners including Intel Capital, IBM Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Teléfonica Ventures and many other usual suspects both old and new to the CVC scene. To be honest, before taking any of these interviews I foolishly felt as if I could just sit down and fill in each chapter based on my own experience of being a founder that raised over $27m in CVC funding for my own venture and then a decade of being an active angel and advisor helping 20+ startups raise VC funding and then running an angel group and finally my own VC fund – Rubicon Venture Capital. What I learned from these interviews was entirely humbling and enlightening. Many of the interviews began the...
Videos from VC / Angel Investor Workshop @ Silicon Valley Innovation Center

Videos from VC / Angel Investor Workshop @ Silicon Valley Innovation Center

ShareVideos from VC / Angel Investor Workshop @ Silicon Valley Innovation Center Click here to go to Andrew Romans’ YouTube Channel and view the videos. (Read the notes of each video to fast forward through the first 10.5 minutes of Part I. I need more time to break these into shorter videos; so feel free to skip around.) Topics covered Overview & analysis of the market from Pre-Seed, to Seed, Later Stage Seed / Seed Extension, Series, A, B, C, D to the private IPO phenomenon – understanding trends – which are crowded, overpriced, underpriced and key risk points Why investing now is more attractive than ever before What industries, sectors, company stage and geographies are best for you Convertible notes – key points and the meaning beyond the moving parts Priced equity rounds – key points and the meaning beyond the moving parts Valuation concepts on pricing valuations when investing, exiting and risk tied to perceived exit multiples Portfolio construction strategies for angels and VCs – how to allocate your capital Best practices for sourcing deal flow and conducting due diligence Tactics to get into oversubscribed deals Strategies for continuing to invest in portfolio companies a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th time, etc Best practices for post investment information rights, governance, adding value and Different options to invest ranging from Angel List, to other investor platforms, angel groups, demo days, accelerators, VC funds, SPVs, tax breaks for UK, EU and Israeli taxy payers Different options to get liquidity on the secondary market before definitive liquidity event for startup / how to sell some stock before the final exit Questions & Answers from an audience of...
Culture Radio: Podcast Discussing Culture & Venture Captial

Culture Radio: Podcast Discussing Culture & Venture Captial

ShareCheck out this podcast interview on Culture Radio. Download it to your phone and listen on your commute or your next airplane ride. Click here to PLAY OR DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE HERE. EPISODE 21: A CLOSE LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF VENTURE CAPITAL IN THE BUSINESS LANDSCAPE WITH ANDREW ROMANS DISCLAIMER: Listen to the podcast. That’s easier and I can see having glanced at the transcript below that it’s not word-for-word accurate. If English is not your first language this not perfectly accurate transcript may be of interest. Otherwise I encourage you to LISTEN TO IT HERE.   THE QUESTIONS [7:55] Andrew, what do you think drew you to the VC world? As you grow up, was there something that shaped and formed you to this direction? Answer: I grew up in Short Hills / Madison, New Jersey. Even there, I was an entrepreneur. I founded a company called the “Freshmen Assassination Game.” When I saw that movie “Gotcha” and said, “Who wants to go to school when you could be playing an assassination game?” That sounds fun. And the good thing about that business is I didn’t need any investors. You know, I collected $2 per student. Gave $1 to the sole survivor and kept the bucks from everybody myself. So I had little businesses running all through high school and college. I had a big t-shirt business in college. And so, I was just a hardcore entrepreneur, you know, from the core and my soul. [25:10] Was there a moment in your career over the last 20 years where there the lights went on for you? Answer: The honest answer is it’s...