What the Scouts teach us about finding new investment talent

In the traditional hiring world, one can easily confuse the word "scouting" with the word "recruitment" - and in many cases, one can function like the other. In the same vein, however, the power of a true scout is lost in the mental imagery of binoculars and fire-making.  But the word "Scout" is so much more powerful than merely "exploring in order to obtain information or finding by making a search", as our dictionaries like to explain. When it comes to corporate venturing, and corporate venture investment, the ability to recognise, interpret and identify opportunity becomes one of, if not, [...]

2018-04-12T13:38:00+00:00March 19th, 2018|Corporate Venturing, News|Comments Off on What the Scouts teach us about finding new investment talent

How to attract the right startup talent for your Corporate Venture investment

Innovation and Invention is not new. In fact, since the emergence of the steam engine in the late 18th Century (and even long before that) people, and businesses, have been creating, developing, re-inventing.  And in similar blogs, we've discussed innovation at length - looking at Developing a Culture for Innovation, or Fuelling Growth through Innovation, or Commercialising Innovative Ideas and so much more. It's a matter that's important to us. And it's clearly a matter that's driving our economy. But getting onto the Innovation Highway appears to be the single-biggest item on most corporates agenda. The not-to-be-left-behind threat of being [...]

2018-03-12T16:34:17+00:00February 6th, 2018|Corporate Venturing, News|Comments Off on How to attract the right startup talent for your Corporate Venture investment