My new book on Corporate Venture Capital is finished

My new book on Corporate Venture Capital is finished

After nearly two years of research, 100+ interviews and countless hours of work, my new book on Corporate Venture Capital is finished…not to mention my own experience of raising CVC funding when I was an entrepreneur.

You can find it on:,,, The book is being converted for Kindle now and should be available on Kindle within a month. It should appear in book stores and libraries in a few weeks.

Check it out here and please leave me a review if you like it.

The first event will be in London where we are hosing a CVC panel and networking event with all the trimmings!

If you are a CVC in London, SF or NYC pls get in touch to join the panel.

Rubicon is also hosting a second event that week in London with VCs discussing the changes with Brexit. We are also taking meetings with corporates, family offices, HNWI angel investors and institutional LPs.

We are still finalizing dates and venues for the same event in SF and NYC. Please contact me if you want to host or sponsor a similar event anywhere worldwide. Our typical format is networking, VC panel, quick talk sharing findings of my research and then plenty of time for networking, food and drinks bringing together entrepreneurs, angels, VCs, family offices and corporates.

Hope to see you in London, SF or New York this fall! I’m also doing a lot of traveling to Asia and the Middle East; so get in touch!

We work in a very complex ecosystem and this book captures stories that bring the complexity to life with simple lessons. 

Contributors & Interviewees in this book include:

*Gaurav Bhasin, Managing Director, Technology Investment Banking, Pagemill Partners, a Division of Duff and Phelps Securities, LLC
*Roel Bulthuis, Founder & Head, Merck Serono Ventures
*Armando Castro, Jr, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
*David Cohen, Founder & Managing Partner, TechStars and Disney TechStars Accelerator
*Nikolay Dmitriev, Former CVC Managing Director, OJSC “Rostelecom”; Partner VITA VENTURES
*Tim Draper, Cofounder, DFJ, Draper Associates and Draper University
*Max Dufour, Partner Technology & Strategy, Harmeda
*Eric Elfman, Founder & CEO, Onit
*Saman Farid, Vice President Investments & Director of Silicon Valley Office, Legend Star 联想之星 (Legend Holdings); Managing Director, Comet Labs
*Brad Feld, Author & Managing Director, Foundry Group; author, “Venture Deals” and five other Venture Capital books
*J. Skyler Fernandes, Founder & Managing Director, Simon Venture Group (SVG)
*Tom Fogarty, Inventor of the Balloon Catheter and 165 Medical Patents; Founder, Fogarty Institute for Innovation; prolific investor
*John Frankel, Cofounder & Partner, ff Venture Capital
*Anil Hansjee, Former Head Google’s European & Israeli Strategic Investment and Corporate Development Programs; Former CVC, IDG Ventures, MTG Sverige Modern Times Group; Partner & Co-Investor, Mojo Capital Fund of Funds
*Michael Harries, Cofounder & Chief Technologist, Citrix Startup Accelerator
*Kenny Hawk, CEO, Mojio; CVC-backed Serial Entrepreneur
*David Horowitz, Former Partner, Comcast Ventures; Founder & CEO, Touchdown Ventures
*Villi Iltchev, Partner, August Capital; Former Director & CoFounder, SalesForce Ventures; SVP Strategy & Corporate Development, Box
*William Kilmer, Former Head of Intel Capital EMEA; Operating Partner, Mercato Partners; Founder & CEO, Public Engines
*Mitch Kitamura, Cofounder & Managing Director, Draper Nexus
*Christina Ku, Investment Director, DOCOMO Innovations (NTT Docomo subsidiary); former investment professional, Vodafone Incubation & Ventures, Intel Capital, TriplePoint Capital and Silicon Valley Bank venture debt group
*Jonas Landstrom, USA Managing Director, Volvo Ventures
*Pär Lange, Founder & Investment Officer, Swisscom Ventures
*Rick Lazansky, Cofounder & Managing Partner, Silicon Catalyst; Board Director, Sand Hill Angels
*Jack Leeney, US Head of Investing, Telefónica Ventures
*Toby Lewis, Editor, Global Corporate Venturing
*Suresh Madhavan, Investment Manager, Verizon Ventures
*Curtis Mo, Partner, DLA Piper
*Blake Modersitzki, Managing Director, Pelion Ventures; Cofounder & Managing Director, Novell Ventures
*Claudia Fan Munce – Cofounder & former Managing Director, IBM Capital Group; VP, IBM Corporate Development; Venture Advisor, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
*Matthew Myers, Senior Executive, BNP Paribas Banking Group, responsible for international CVC transactions
*Tom Nicholson, CEO, Nicholson NY (acquired by IconMedialab AB), Chairman & CEO, LBi International; Founding Member, Angel Round Capital (ARC)
*Victor Pascucci III, Former Founder & Head, USAA Ventures and Head, Corporate Development
*Jacob Bratting Pedersen, Partner, Northcap AB
*Mark Platshon, Senior Advisor, BMW i-Ventures; Managing Director, Icebreaker Ventures
*Frédéric Rombaut, former Managing Director & Head of Corporate Development International, Cisco Systems; former Founder & Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures Europe; former Apax Partners; Cofounder, Bouygues Telecom; Founder-in-Residence, Founders Factory
*Peter Rule, Chairman & CEO, OptiScan Biomedical, Inc.
*Anand Sanwal, CEO & Cofounder, CB Insights
*Jonathan Sherry, Cofounder, CB Insights
*Igor Shoifot, Partner, TMT Investments; Chairman, Happy Farm Incubator; Cofounder, Fotki; adjunct professor, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco and NYU
*Igor Sill, Managing Director, Geneva Venture Group; Founder, Geneva Venture Partners; through his Family Office, Limited Partner in Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, Benchmark Capital, Norwest Ventures, Granite Ventures, The Endowment Fund and ICO Funds
*Ozan Sonmez, Head, New Ventures Startup Accelerator and Hikmah IP Accelerator, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) Saudi Arabia
*Rahul Sood, Founder, Microsoft Ventures and Microsoft’s network of Accelerators; CEO, Unirkn
*Masatoshi Ueno, Senior Manager, AGC Ventures (Asahi Glass America)
*Sita Vasan, CEO, Ernst & Young SVG Solutions; former senior exec, Silicon Valley Bank; 12.5 year veteran Investment Director, Intel Capital
*Alex Wang, Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, VMware
*Fred Wilson, Founder & Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures and Flatiron Partners
*Bart Würman, CEO, DDF Ventures; former CEO, AM Pharma and Lanthio Pharma
*Jack Young, Head, Venture Capital, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners; former Head, Qualcomm Life Fund; General Partner, dRx Capital AG
*Patrick de Zeeuw, Cofounder, Startupbootcamp Global; Cofounder,, the Accelerator for Corporates
*Anonymous, Financial VC active in Silicon Valley
*Anonymous, Managing Director, large Japanese CVC active in Japan and Silicon Valley


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