Asia PE-VC Summit 2017: Tracking the evolution of corporate VC in Southeast Asia
2018-03-21
Asia PE-VC Summit 2017: Tracking the evolution of corporate VC in Southeast Asia

Corporate venture capital is predicted to contribute to an increasingly larger proportion of overall VC investments. The data so far seems to back the theory. Corporate VC activity picked up in the first half of 2017 on the back of an increase in the formation of new VC units of established global enterprises. According to data compiled by venture capital intelligence platform CB Insights, 102 new CVC arms invested in the first half of this year, up 65 per cent from H2 2016. In the first half of this year, corporate VCs participated in 798 deals worth $13.3 billion globally, an increase of 12 per cent over H2 2016 in terms of deals completed. At the Asia PE-VC Summit 2017, our expert panel will discuss: How is corporate VC activity in Southeast Asia evolving? Many corporates in this region operate some form of innovation hub or lab. How far are we from a scenario where some of the corporate VCs, who are currently using these hubs or labs as a way to create new businesses or opportunities, eventually replace their current operating model with startups that come from their portfolio? Busting myths such as ‘CVCs aren’t involved enough to build great companies’ and ‘CVCs limit a startup’s strategic options’. Should CVCs invest very early in startups? Success stories from this region and the way ahead.