Corporate venture funds are emerging all over the place. However I remember that it happened previously, and when the market hit a downturn, they blew away like leaves in the wind. Let's see if they have more sticking power this time!
2014 saw 28% year-over-year growth in new corporate venture groups making their first investment. We dissect the corporate VC space and some of the new CVC players. In the first 8 months of 2015, more than 50 corporate VCs have already made their first investment, including Twitter Ventures and Workday Ventures, according to CB Insights data. That puts 2015 on pace to overtake 2014, when 70 new corporate VC units globally made their first investment.