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CVC Unplugged

The CVC Unplugged podcast is a weekly show that brings you fascinating and wide-ranging conversations with leading corporate venture capital investors, subject matter experts, startup founders, journalists and other market participants to keep you informed of the most important trends affecting early-stage investing.

Last Episode Date: 13 May 2024

Total Episodes: 300

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13 May 2024
How to get startups and corporates to fit together – a conversation with VentureFuel’s Fred Schonenberg

Fred Schonenberg is the founder of VentureFuel, a New York-based advisory firm focused on bringing together startups and large organisations, mainly corporates including the likes of Coca-Cola, ABInBev, The Hershey Company, Comcast and more, to efficiently create commercial ...

41 min
6 May 2024
Universities take a more investor-friendly approach to IP

One of the biggest hurdles to getting technology from universities out into the market has been that of intellectual property – who does this technology belong to and who can benefit from it? Traditionally, many universities have been loath to part with their IP rights, wh...

20 min
29 April 2024
A CVC is like an organ transplant, the body would be wrong to fight it – A conversation with Jeppe Hoier

Jeppe Hoier is a long-time venture investor with experience in financial VCs, corporate VCs and on his own as an angel investor, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. A former partner at Maersk Growth, the CVC arm of Danish logistics giant Maersk, Hoier talks about how he was initia...

40 min
22 April 2024
How to effectively manage change and transformation (re-broadcast)

We’re going back into the vault this week! They say that the only constant in life, and business, is change – so how do you manage it effectively? That’s why last year I spoke with Jonny Crowe, a lawyer by training whose long career has been tied together by one centra...

45 min
15 April 2024
The Next Wave Webinar: What does the hospital of the future look like?

For a while now, there has been a clear trend, for example, of hospital functions like patient monitoring, diagnostics, and other treatments being moved closer to the patients, even into their homes, which frees up space within hospitals, which of course, even before covid, ...

64 min
8 April 2024
Why Cencosud Ventures loves contrarian thinking

The way we buy things has been changing. Supercharged by the pandemic, the digital and physical sides of the retail experience continue to merge, data analytics continues to play an increasingly large role in how companies target and sell their products, and the consumer jou...

52 min
1 April 2024
Investing in a strong supply chain

Today I speak with two people who know a lot about getting stuff from A to B– Rose Chen, head of innovation investments and partnerships at supply chain and distribution company Wesco, and Hector Shibata, who has for over half a decade led AC Ventures, the CVC unit of coca...

46 min
25 March 2024
A booming market for secondaries

With valuations down from where they were a couple of years ago, the exit horizons that investors had in mind when they made their original investment ended up being further away than they thought. The IPOs are still scarce, and M&As are still too few and far between, bu...

20 min
18 March 2024
From automobiles to mobility – how Woven Capital is helping Toyota evolve

There are very few corporates out there that have two CVC funds, Toyota is one of them. Not only does it have an early-stage fund in Toyota Ventures, but also a growth stage unit in Woven Capital – which was previously investing on behalf of , as its name suggests, Woven b...

49 min
11 March 2024
We should temper our expectations for alternate meat, says Grey Silo Ventures

For years now, people – myself included – have been waiting for the advent, in earnest, of plant-based meats. Everyone loves a barbeque, but not the meat industry’s effect on the environment, our health, or the treatment of animals themselves. Alternatives have been co...

42 min
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