CVC Forum: Collaboration & Post-Deal Management
For CVCs, investors, strategy and corporate development executives. Panels of CVCs discuss topics relevant to Best Practices for CVCs.
- Measures for performance relative to collaboration
- Gaining corporate attention and priority to partner with startups
- Types of agreements that get traction
- Red flags and watch-outs regarding interactions between corporations and startups
- Sharing of responsibility for post-deal management outside the CVC group
|Mark Klopp is an independent consultant and advisor on corporate venture capital and innovation. He is also a Managing Director with Coronis Medical Ventures, an accelerator and seed fund focused on medical devices. Mark is an active angel investor, co-founder and advisor for private companies and serves on the board of several charities. Mark is a former Board Member of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and served as Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee for the Corporate Venture Group. Formerly Managing Director of Eastman Ventures, Eastman Chemical Company’s corporate venture capital arm, Mark started up and led the company’s efforts to invest in and partner with private companies, providing early access to emerging technology and growth options to Eastman. He and his team forged relationships and co-investments with premier venture capitalists and corporations. Eastman invested with a top-quartile IRR track record in investing directly in 25 ventures and as an LP in 5 venture funds in areas spanning Information Technology, Life Sciences, Advanced Materials and Clean Technology.
Partner of IBM Ventures
Tom is an executive passionate about driving growth, impact, and innovation for some of the world’s leading organizations through the art and science of blending strategic investing with corporate development. As an early-stage investor in tech startups, I have led dozens of investments in amazing startup teams, several of which have reached “unicorn” status and IPO exits. Tom is currently institutionalizing industry-leading strategic minority investment programs for IBM. These programs are designed to align IBM’s interests with innovative and strategic startup partners. A cornerstone of these programs also includes a robust focus on social impact through consciously advancing diversity and inclusion efforts.
Global Head of Applied Ventures, LLC
Anand Kamannavar is the Global Head of Applied Materials’ venture capital fund. In this role, he manages Applied’s > $300M global venture investment portfolio of 90+ companies across 16 countries. Mr. Kamannavar has led over a dozen venture investments with successful exits including Adesto (NASDAQ: IOTS), Enphase (NASDAQ: ENPH), and Voltaix (acquired by Air Liquide). Mr. Kamannavar has over two decades of experience in the technology and venture capital industry and new business development. He first joined Applied Ventures in 2006, with a focus on identifying and leading investments in the area of Semiconductor, Energy, Materials, and India. He then went on to head Applied’s new business group which led to Applied’s entry into Optics, Life Sciences, Materials, and other high growth markets.
Operating Partner and CFO of NGP Capital
Monica has a strong strategic and operational CFO with deep experience in eCommerce, digital health, software, and hardware companies. She is known for building the foundational accounting and financial capabilities within companies and working collaboratively with her business partners to achieve company goals.
Monica is currently the Chief Financial Officer of NGP Capital, a global venture capital firm with over $1.2 billion under management, investing in growth-stage technology companies.
Most recently, Monica spent 2 years at Kranz & Associates providing CFO services to a range of eCommerce, SaaS and Digital Health startups. Before that, Monica was the CFO of CafePress, a Sequoia investment, where she led the financial, accounting and legal functions during the company’s growth from $30 million to $250 million in revenues as well as through its IPO.
Monica has an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell, as well as a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley.
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