CV Program Design for Resiliency and Impact

Today’s Corporate Venture Capitalists (CVCs) are playing increasingly influential and high value roles in the global investment ecosystem, participating in more than 25% of VC deals. However, CVC is a challenging job. Corporate Venturing programs must operate professionally in a complex set of interdependent ecosystems involving both internal and external stakeholders and are tasked with both financial and unique strategic mandates. Integrating an understanding of the VC ‘rules of the game,’ with an appreciation for the nuances and requirements of strategic investing is fundamental to CV program professionalism and impact.

What is CVC Essentials: Investment Programs?

CVC Essentials: Investment Programs is an interactive introduction to corporate venture capital, using combined self-paced and live online delivery, expert stories/resources, and peer interaction to maximize learning. The program focuses on key considerations for designing, building, and operating professional CVC programs that are both impactful and sustainable over time. Key VC and CVC industry terms and concepts are illustrated in best practice program case studies across CV program maturity phases.

Upcoming Course Dates

The CVC Essentials: Investment Programs course involves asynchronous and synchronous learning.

Kickoff Networking Session

Program Dates



8-9 June 2021

8 AM – 11 AM Pacific Time

Sessions are live online

Europe/US friendly time

9 September 2021

8 AM - 9 AM Japan Time

21-22 Sept 2021

8 AM – 11 AM Japan Time

Sessions are live online

Asia/US friendly time

N/A - occurs during face-to-face session

27-28 Sept 2021

9 AM - 4 PM Pacific Time

Session is face-to-face in Palo Alto, California

N/A - occurs during face-to-face session

1-2 Nov 2021

9 AM - 4 PM UK Time

Session is face-to-face in London, UK

N/A - occurs during face-to-face session

8-9 Nov 2021

9 AM - 4 PM Japan Time

Session is face-to-face in Tokyo, Japan

Register for CVC Essentials: Investment Programs

$2000 per participant for live online course delivery or $3,500 per participant for face-to-face delivery (face-to-face delivery includes networking and dinner at GCV live events). Reach out to for additional information and purchasing options.

Who Should Attend?

  • Corporations planning to start venturing programs (e.g., Strategy, Innovation, Finance, Corp Dev, Alliances reps tasked with proposal development…)

  • CV team members new to venturing or executives overseeing the Group

  • Shared services professionals who support the CVC investment cycle and need to understand how venturing is different (e.g., Finance, Legal…)

Quick Facts

  • Format

    Includes two live online sessions, self-paced content, and quizzes; core content illustrated by industry models, expert videos, Q&As; and interactive peer breakouts, group networking sessions.

  • Resources

    Includes Learning Management System to guide self-paced elements and access to resources, as well as a robust library of videos, articles, case studies, actionable tools and templates.

  • Time Commitment

    15 hours.

  • Community

    Alumni network of peers and experts, and invitation-only alumni networking at GCV global events (online and face-to-face).

  • Customization

    Option to integrate CV program-specific content for in-house delivery.

  • Pricing

    $2,000 per person for live online course delivery or $3,500 per person for face-to-face course delivery. Group discounts available – contact for more information.

“The course provides a balance between concepts and real-life examples with very experienced speakers. It’s a dense short training which also promotes intensive networking.”

“Although we have been doing venture investing for many years, the course is a valuable intro for our new team members to get the CVC basics and to see where we fit with industry trends.”

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