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Annual Stryber Corporate Venturing Report

Download our first-ever annual report and market data research of industry activities covering Corporate Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Venture Building.

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Key Insights

In 2021, corporate venture capital funding and M&A deals reached record levels of funding - this positive trajectory is predicted to continue in 2022 with high deal volume and valuations. Organisations significantly increase emphasis on corporate venture building, while shifting away from accelerator programs and internal innovation programs.

Innovation activities are back

Corporate venture capital is up 250%, M&A deal volume increased by 100% & corporate venture building remains strong throughout the pandemic.

Shareholders push for new growth

The new normal involves shareholders actively pushing for new growth and business models - whereby M&A and venture building lead the way in terms of impact and speed.

A Portfolio approach is key

Our survey shows that 76% of respondents believe a portfolio strategy is key to foster innovation - multiple experiments reduce risk significantly.

About the Authors

Alex Mahr

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
alex@stryber.com

Jan Sedlacek

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
jan@stryber.com

Sophia Kuther

Senior Consultant & Innovation Strategy Expert
sophia@stryber.com

Dominic Mehr

Associate Partner & Retail Expert
dominic@stryber.com

About Stryber

We empower leading organisations to venture into new business and drive growth. We do so by helping them to build an ambidextrous organisation that is both successful in its well-established core and successful at driving growth in new lines of business. At Stryber our track record shows that by establishing the right governance and leveraging corporate assets with our established methods and expertise, any company can build up resilience and succeed in the long run.

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