Corporate VC and Startup Studio: friend or foe by Alessandro Santo

November 8, 2020

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To invest, or not to invest, that is the question. How often do you think about it?

Knowing all the right ways to manage an investment is the key to building a good track record. Thinking strategically, analyzing the right metrics and following trends will lead you to the right choice.

“The Ring must be taken into Mordor.”

As in the Lord of the Ring, the “Ring” represents the success of corporate investment in a promising startup and the fellowship is the relationship that ties startups and investors together. But some fellows, like Boromir, may have some reasonable doubts:
“Is the Ring Power into the right hands?”

“Is this startup going to succeed? Have we made the right choice? Are we building the right portfolio?”

Are you looking for the answer to these questions and be able to bring that Ring on Mount Doom with your fellowship? You got it! ‘cause we have a webinar right for you!

In the webinar, we'll discuss whether corporates should engage with studios or launch CVC program or do both with Alessandro Santo founder of “Last Mile Ventures”, an investment holding-consultancy that completed around a dozen of early-stage investments, often collaborating with studios, and 20+ strategic engagements with corporates and PE funds, often working on new product development alongside studios.

Last Mile Ventures team is working on a “distributed CVC” play of which a key pillar is the integration of new tech within SMEs, with/without the startup studio.

About Alessandro Santo

Alessandro founded Last Mile Ventures, an investment holding-consultancy in 2012. Prior to founding LMVP, Alessandro spent 4 years as a venture investor in Italy completing 10 investments, 2 exits and a $10m institutional fundraising and 2 years with Bain & Co. He’s a graduate of Bocconi University, earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a Kauffman Fellow leading KF activities on Corporate Venture Capital with 60+ members.

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