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Corporate Ventures – Partnering With VC Firms

Anik Bose, BGV General Partner shares his perspective on the challenges faced by corporate development teams within large firms and the potential for partnering with VC firms. Corporate Venture groups have deployed more capital to US based startups in 2014 than any year since 2000 – $5.4Bn across 775 deals (Source: MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • 22 Jul, 2015
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The Next Wave Of IT Innovation – Empowering Broad Based Employee Productivity

Anik Bose and Yashwanth Hemaraj from BGV share their perspective on the next wave of Enterprise IT Innovation. The democratization of knowledge is the acquisition and spread of knowledge amongst all workers, not just a fraction of highly educated workers. The printing press was one of the early steps in that journey. The creation of
  • 12 Jun, 2015
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DNA Of A Value Creating VC

Anik Bose shares Limited Partner, Entrepreneur and a BGV General Partner perspective on the DNA of a Value creating VC. The Venture Capital industry is often viewed with a mixture of glamour and disdain. During the good years the media lauds successful VC firms and partners with the “midas touch” ranking, citing specific examples of
  • 9 Apr, 2015
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From Inner to Outer Leadership – A roadmap for Founder CEO’s

Anik Bose, General Partner at BGV shares his perspective on leadership skill development challenges for Founder CEO’s. The difference between effective leadership and poor leadership can be one of the primary causes of value destruction in technology startups – even those with a compelling vision and differentiated market opportunity. Unless the founder CEO has had
  • 4 Mar, 2015
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Advice For Israeli Entrepreneurs Seeking To Raise Capital In Silicon Valley

Barak Ben Avinoam, BGV Partner in Israel shares his perspective on Israeli entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital from Silicon Valley based VC firms. When I meet with Israeli entrepreneurs I am often asked questions on how best to deal with the US VC community. This blog focuses on identifying the common pitfalls as well as
  • 1 Feb, 2015
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Startups & Pivots

BGV General Partner Anik Bose shares his perspective on pivots in Venture backed startups. Wikipedia defines Pivot as the point of rotation in a lever system, more generally, the center point of any rotational system.  In 2011 Eric Ries designed Pivot as a method for developing businesses and products. Lately the term “pivot” is in
  • 6 Dec, 2014
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Opportunities For VC’s in IoT – Industrial Internet of Things ?

Eric Buatois, BGV General Partner shares his perspective on the opportunities for Venture investing in IoT We are preparing ourselves for a new world where personal devices, cars, glasses, and watches will be connected to the internet for the benefits of the consumer. New smart cities connecting existing infrastructure promise a better environment for consumers.
  • 18 Oct, 2014
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Do Venture Capitalists Get Paid To Lose Money ?

Eric Benhamou, Founder and General Partner at BGV shares his perspective on the HBR post “Venture Capitalists Get Paid Well to Lose Money”, In her recent HBR post “Venture Capitalists Get Paid Well to Lose Money”, Diane Mulcahy offers a stinging indictment of the VC industry. In not so many words, she charges venture capitalists
  • 21 Aug, 2014
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Founder CEO Challenges

Anik Bose shares the BGV team’s perspective on the CEO challenges faced by Founders and Venture Capitalists in building technology companies Today’s complex, volatile and fast-paced start-up environment places extraordinary demands on Founder CEO’s.  While many Founder CEO’s bring the comprehensive domain knowledge and the passion/commitment pre-requisites needed for start-up success they sometimes lack the
  • 2 Aug, 2014
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