London: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) - Hosted by Rubicon VC
London: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) - Hosted by Rubicon VC

London: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) - Hosted by Rubicon VC

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Baker Botts

41 Lothbury

London, United Kingdom

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Join us for “London: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)” Hosted by Rubicon Venture Capital & Baker Botts

Featuring a moderated panel discussion with leading CVCs plus time for networking, drinks and canapés. CVC is more important than ever with 1 out of 5 venture financings including at least 1 CVC. 

  • How can entrepreneurs raise funding for their startup from a CVC? 
  • How can startups partner with a large corporate for rapid global growth? 
  • How can angels partner with a CVC? 
  • How can corporates create a winning CVC and use it to drive M&A? 

Romans will discuss key findings from his research interviewing over 100 CVCs and then moderate a live panel of leading VCs. Hear this discussion and join the conversation with Rubicon VC in London. 

Ticket includes 1 copy of Romans' new book. Find it and review on:,,,, and on Kindle.


  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm   Registration & networking
  • 4:30pm - 5:00pm   Welcome remarks by Neil Foster of Baker Botts followed by Andrew Romans sharing insights from CVC research
  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm   Moderated CVC panel discussion & questions
  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm   Networking, cocktails, canapés

CVC / VC Panel

Luis Valdich, Managing Director, Citi Ventures, Venture Capital group (NY & London)

Alex Kayyal, Europe Head, Salesforce Ventures

Roel Bulthuis, Founder & Head, Merck Ventures

Vitaly Golomb, Investor & Global Startup Evangelist, HP Tech Ventures

Jim Meyerle, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Founders Factory

Gary Stewart, Director at Wayra UK (a Telefónica Initiative)

Additional CVC panelists to be confirmed. 

“It is fair to say that not all CVCs are able to keep their promise of adding value, but when they do, it is certainly one of the most powerful ways to accelerate the growth of a startup. Masters of Corporate Venture Capital is essential reading for entrepreneurs, VCs and CVCs.” —FREDERIC ROMBAUT, Managing Director, Cisco Investment; cofounder, Qualcomm Ventures & Director, Apax Partners

We are planning additional CVC events in San Francisco and New York City this fall. 

If you want to host or sponsor a CVC event anywhere in the world please get in touch:

Also join us Tuesday night, September 27th for: 

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Interested in a little pre-reading? Check out two free chapters from Andrew Romans' previous book The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital: Inside Secrets From the Leaders in the Startup Game.

Free liquidity & secondary market chapter "Ladder to Liquidity: The Secondary Market"

Free M&A chapter “Which Way to the Exit?”

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Baker Botts 




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Events are not to be considered as General Solicitation as no forward looking financial statements nor investment opportunities will be discussed or presented.

All persons attending the event are subject to approval by Rubicon VC and may be denied entrance based on inappropriate activity, actions or background.

Venture capital and angel investments involve a high degree of risk, and are only suitable for "accredited investors" as defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The information contained within this message is not an offer to purchase or solicitation to sell securities or any other financial instrument of any kind.

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