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The difference between Venture Capital and Corporate Venture Capital

by veljko • February 17, 2021

Authors: “Corporate investing is dumb. I think corporations should buy companies. Investing in companies makes no sense.” This quote from Fred Wilson, an American businessman, and investor, is by now notoriously famous. It demonstrates the great skepticism by corporates concerning minority investments.  Throughout the last years, Corporate Venturing and Venture Capital have gained popularity throughout […]


5 Tools Every Innovation Manager Needs

by Alexander • October 6, 2017

A company’s infrastructure will make or break corporate innovation. To set up an effective innovation process, it’s crucial for an innovation manager to create an atmosphere that lets your team communicate efficiently, work on concepts and share files collaboratively. Here are the 5 essential tools every innovation manager needs. 1. Communication It’s certainly no secret […]


Step 3 Draft Your Business Model

Step 3: Draft Your Business Model – 6 Steps To Turn Your Business Idea Into Success

by Alexander • May 11, 2017

In our blog series “6 Steps To Turn Your Business Idea Into Success” we focus on how to avoid the mistakes of the others by validating them. The previous step was all about building your solution in a way that it is adressing your customers’ major pains and needs. It was followed by the second validation […]


6 Steps To Success

6 Steps To Turn Your Business Idea Into Success – Intro

by Alexander • August 9, 2016

How to avoid the mistakes of the others by validating them. The beginning of every business idea is usually marked with super-excitement. You are convinced that your idea is the next big thing. And maybe it is, if you follow the next 6 steps and know how to validate your ideas. We developed this 6 […]


How to successfully collaborate with startups

5 Steps To Successfully Collaborate With Startups

by Stefan Perkmann Berger • June 28, 2016

The innovation potential does not stop at the boundaries of established corporates. Among the options of open innovation collaborating with startups developed to one of the main options. This became common understanding since startups like Uber, Airbnb and Facebook disrupted traditional markets. Open innovation has become a widely-accepted approach and we have seen many different […]


Trends 101 – Consumer Trends

by Alexander • October 14, 2016

Guest Post by Delia Dumitrescu Lead Innovation Architect @ TrendWatching Author of Trend Driven Innovation The moment you say ‘trends’ you step into a minefield of potential confusion. Are you talking about aging populations, the rise of China or the next breakout digital device? Or are you about to forecast next season’s hottest color? Somewhat unsurprisingly, consumer […]