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Singapore Strategy, Private Equity
Manager
6 years experience
  • Corporate Venture Capital
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Financial Analysis
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Madrid, Spain Strategy, Venture Capital
Manager
6 years experience
  • Corporate Venture Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • +12
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Bucharest, Romania Strategy, M&A
Manager
1 years experience
  • Corporate Venture Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +38
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Milano, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy Strategy, Venture Capital
Associate
3 years experience
  • Corporate Venture Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • +11
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Boston, MA, USA Strategy, M&A
Manager
1 years experience
  • Corporate Venture Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +2
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Warszawa, Poland Strategy, M&A
Manager
5 years experience
  • Corporate Venture Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +11
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1180 Vienna, Austria Strategy, M&A
Senior
13 years experience
  • Corporate Venture Capital
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Business Development
  • +4
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Warsaw, Poland M&A, Private Equity
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8 years experience
  • Corporate Venture Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
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Our Corporate venture capital consultants advise clients on both sides of the radar. Our consultants offer expert advise to firms seeking to invest in smaller companies and also help startups that desire to position their businesses to attract corporate venture capital.

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Corporate Venture Capital Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Corporate Venture Capital talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Corporate Venture Capital professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Corporate Venture Capital talent and are able to provide clients with Corporate Venture Capital professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Corporate Venture Capital professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Corporate Venture Capital consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Corporate Venture Capital consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Corporate Venture Capital talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Corporate Venture Capital talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Corporate Venture Capital consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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Everything you need to know about Corporate Venture Capital

What is Corporate Venture Capital?

Corporate venture capital (CVC) is a form of financing that allows startups to enter into a partnership with major corporations. This typically involves them receiving seed capital, equity, or loan guarantees from the company they partner with, as well as access to certain resources and networks that may not otherwise be available to them.

Why do startups partner with corporations?

Typically, Fintalent’s Corporate Venture Capital Consultants would advise companies to partner with startups when they have a market opportunity. This means that the company thinks that it can survive and make money off of its product or service, while the startup will be able to get its idea off the ground and build its business. When a startup that has selected this type of funding approaches corporate investors with their business plan, they will typically be receptive to the opportunity and offer them money or equity in return for taking part in the venture.

Why do corporations partner with startups?

Many companies partner with startups due to similar market opportunities as discussed previously. That is, they think they can make money off of the startup’s product or service. They will usually partner with the startup to take advantage of the market opportunity while at the same time receiving some portion of any profits the startup makes.

Most startups use CVC money to develop their idea and get it off the ground before graduating to other forms of financing. The CVC funding will usually be used to test out prototypes, build out a sales team and launch a website to get potential customers interested in their offering.

What does corporate venture capital involve?

Many Internet startups have discovered that a major source of internal funding for them is taking on corporate venture capital as partners. The major benefits to corporate venture capital include the following:

Corporate venture capital provides access to major network connections and expertise that can be difficult to attain in the early stages of a business. This includes access to information on customers and potential customers, as well as experts who have been successful in the past. Because corporate venture capitalism is a partner-based model, companies will provide additional resources that may not have otherwise been available to the startup, including marketing experts and access to financial resources.

This type of funding requires a bit more diligence on behalf of startups than others. For example, startups need to keep track of their performance against milestones while they are under contract with their partner. They also need to continue to impress their CVC partner in order to keep the contract option open. This can be difficult at times, especially when startups get eliminated from the competition. However, many Corporate Venture Capital firms have specific programs that will help startups succeed, and with these programs they are able to maintain a high level of success.

What are the benefits of corporate venture capital?

Corporate venture capital provides startups with access to resources and expertise that they may not otherwise have had access to without this type of financing. In addition, it allows them more time for development, which means that they can refine their idea and bring it more sophisticated before looking for funding from other sources (outside investors).

Unfortunately, corporate venture capital programs are limited. That is, companies will typically only provide funding to one startup or small group of startups per year (depending on the specific program). This means that startups have to compete with one another in order to get their business off the ground.

What are the disadvantages of corporate venture capital?

For starters, it limits the number of startups that can benefit from CVC each year. This means that it is difficult for many businesses to secure this type of financing, especially since they will need to compete with other startups in order to do so.

Some companies will only provide a limited amount of funding to startups – even if they think that this type of funding is exactly what the startup needs. This means that startups will have to compete with one another in order to get their funding. In addition, corporate venture capital programs require specific upfront payments from the startup in order for them to be eligible for annual funding. These payments can add up quickly, which increases the amount of cash that startups need at an early stage of development. This is a common complaint for many startups that use this form of financing – they often find themselves in a Catch-22 situation wherein they are forced to take on more debt than they would like, but need more money in order to build their business further.

Another disadvantage is that corporate venture capital contracts are often limited to a specific time period, after which the startup must move on to other forms of financing. For example, if a startup is only able to get a contract for one year they may not be able to find another source of funding (outside investors) in order to get themselves out of the contract early or obtain more funding.

Is corporate venture capital right for me?

You should evaluate each project as it is significant in terms of value and risk. If you’re considering corporate venture capital and believe you have a market opportunity that will pay off, then this can be an ideal option for funding your business.

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Partner at Ingeniam, former COO/ Head of M&A of DWS Group