Corporations continue to be major investors in private companies as initially reported in “Corporations are Active Investors”.
Not surprisingly, Google Ventures and Intel Capital lead the list.
In an article by CB Insights, the online database for VC, growth capital and private equity investing, CB Insights tracks and lists the top 100+ corporate investors.
The list includes many international firms which seem more willing to own stakes in higher risk, younger companies.
The number of corporations strategically investing in private companies has enjoyed an upward trend in recent years, across industries including healthcare, media, finance, and energy.
In Q1’15, 106 different corporate venture capital arms (CVCs) completed a US investment — a multi-year high. That’s an 82% jump from the same quarter three years ago, according to CB Insights data.
To read the article including the full list of corporate VCs (Click here).