DLA Piper's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice hosted a data-rich seminar on the latest trends in research, development and innovation in the global technology economy. The data trove was compiled and presented by world renowned professors Dr. Martin Haemmig and Dr. Max von Zedtwitz from the GLORAD Center for Global R&D and Innovation. Corporate venture capital has become an increasingly important part of the venture capital ecosystem with more than 900 companies investing in startups in 2016. Corporations provide about 20 percent of the capital invested in startups and participate in about 28 percent of financing. Following the presentation, Louis Lehot, Co-Chair of DLA Piper's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital team, and Mark Radcliffe, Chair of DLA Piper's Corporate Venturing practice, lead a panel discussion on the takeaways from the data, where and how innovation is happening, and best practices on creating and investing in startup businesses.
Dr. Martin Haemmig, Professor
Dr. Max von Zedtwitz, Director, GLORAD Center for Global R&D and Innovation
Louis Lehot, Co-Chair, US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital, DLA Piper
Mark Radcliffe, Chair, Corporate Venturing, DLA Piper