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Cresco Law: Masterclass 6 - Venture Capital and Corporate Venture Capital

Apr 18, 2023
09:00 - 11:00
KUL - Collegium Veteranorum 109 - 20
Sint Michielsstraat 2-4
3000 Leuven
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Free for Leuven MindGate members - €50 for non-members

Growth companies, corporates and research institutions are increasingly establishing comprehensive partnering strategies, building ecosystems of partners, encompassing joint-go-to-market strategies, funded development and joint development initiatives, as well as (corporate) venture capital, joint venture and M&A transactions.

Cresco has written the management book “Innovate. Collaborate. Grow!“ and developed the Corporate Partnering Framework, providing strategic and practical guidance for the analysis, design, negotiation and implementation of a broad range of corporate partnering transactions.

Cresco offers eight Corporate Partnering Master Classes to the members of Leuven MindGate, diving into a variety of topics.

You can find the details of the various masterclasses below. You can subscribe for one or multiple masterclasses through this link.

Masterclass 6 - Venture Capital and Corporate Venture Capital

18th of April '23 - Leuven

Startups and scaleups typically raise external equity funding from investors to grow their business to the next stage.

From day 1 such equity funding needs to be carefully thought through at the strategic, financial, business and governance level.

Raising equity funding from corporates (so-called CVC) adds another layer of complexity because of the strategic nature of such investment.


  • Design and structuring of a capital raising strategy, from (pre)seed through different series of growth capital
  • Design and structuring of a governance model tailored to the development and growth stage
  • Need for balanced relationships with corporate investors, from a freedom to operate, fundraising and exit perspective

What will you learn:

  • How to plan for and negotiate with various types of investors, from business angels to venture capital investors
  • How to pro-actively plan your capital raising strategy, adequately balancing valuation with investor protection
  • How to align founders/management and investors from a governance and exit perspective
  • How to negotiate with a corporate investor



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