Rules Of The Road: CVC Board Member and Observer Best Practices

18 Sep 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-12:00)


With the increase in Corporate Venture Capital investing, Corporate Venture Capital investors (CVCs) are becoming active business advisors to their portfolio companies, serving on boards as both directors and observers. This one-hour webinar, hosted by DLA Piper and Bell Mason Group, discusses best practices for CVC board members and observers to keep in mind as they work with their portfolio companies and VC partners.

The webinar addresses key challenges faced by CVC board members and observers:

  • Understanding the roles of board member and board observer
  • The three most frequent mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Setting the high bar: characteristics of the outstanding CVC board member and observer
  • Delicate balance: VC and CVC objectives and roles

James Mawson, Founder, Global Corporate Venturing

Patty Burke, Partner, Bell Mason Group
Mark F. Radcliffe, Partner and Head of Corporate Venture Capital Practice, DLA Piper