"Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) has rapidly grown to 1/3 of all VC deals. C-level executives from Fortune 500 companies (HP, UPS, Aflac, Assurant) will discuss the strategic value & benefits of Corporate Venturing for enterprise companies. Corporate Venturing is on the rise with the number of active corporate investors tripling since 2011 to 965. Today, 75 of the Fortune100 are active in corporate venturing, and 41 have a dedicated CVC team. Corporations also represent a growing source of capital, participating in nearly a third of all U.S. venture capital deals. The expert panel will discuss the many strategic benefits to corporate venturing beyond financial returns (emerging technologies, new markets, disruptive business models). They will also share best-practices on how to participate (direct, co-invest with VCs or create a CVC Arm)."