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Episode 40  |  25:16 min

Kellogg’s Corporate VC Explains How They Choose Investments

Episode 40  |  25:16 min  |  01.15.2020

Kellogg’s Corporate VC Explains How They Choose Investments

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This is a podcast episode titled, Kellogg’s Corporate VC Explains How They Choose Investments. The summary for this episode is: On this episode, we invited Simon Burton, Managing Director at eighteen94 Capital, to give us an inside look at how he and his team choose investments. Simon has extensive experience in capital management and investment at Chase, Kellogg’s, Norges Bank, and others. What we talked about: - Strategic vs. returns-oriented VC investments - What Kellogg’s looks for in “strategic” investments - How to balancing returns & strategy in VC funding - Corporate VC organizational structure - Venture Capital funding
Takeaway 1 | 00:59 MIN
"It helps align us with the entrepreneur..."
Takeaway 2 | 00:43 MIN
"The other big benefit of Corporate VC is the commercial arrangement around consumer trends..."
Takeaway 3 | 00:38 MIN
"You spend a lot of time building relationships..."
On this episode, we invited Simon Burton, Managing Director at eighteen94 Capital, to give us an inside look at how he and his team choose investments. Simon has extensive experience in capital management and investment at Chase, Kellogg’s, Norges Bank, and others. What we talked about: - Strategic vs. returns-oriented VC investments - What Kellogg’s looks for in “strategic” investments - How to balancing returns & strategy in VC funding - Corporate VC organizational structure - Venture Capital funding

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