CVC Summit 2016 recap


Corporate venture groups are becoming an increasingly important part of the venture capital investment landscape. In the first quarter of 2016, they deployed over $2.5 billion to the entrepreneurial ecosystem across 228 deals. The percentage of deals with corporate venture participation has risen for nine straight quarters, reaching 23.5 percent of all VC deals during the first three months of 2016 - the highest level since Q3 2008.

Orange Silicon Valley’s CVC Summit invites entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business development executives, and corporate investors to meet and exchange ideas and engagement models.

This event is invite-only and will be attended by executives and decision makers from large international corporations, corporate VCs, traditional VCs and startups. (Scroll down to request an invitation.)


Event schedule:


8:30-9:30 Registration

9:30-9:35 Welcome

  • Gabriel Sidhom, Vice President, Technology, Strategy and Development at Orange Silicon Valley

9:35-10:00 Opening Keynote: Building to Last: Technology, Disruption, and Durability in the Post-Finance Age

  • Ajay Royan, Managing General Partner, Mithril Capital Management

10:05-10:35 A: Driving the Pace of Innovation at IBM Venture Group

  • Interviewer: Evangelos Simoudis, Cofounder and Managing Director, Synapse Partners
  • Claudia Fan Munce, Chairwoman of the Board, Global Corporate Venturing, Venture Advisor for NEA, and Former Head of IBM Venture Group

10:35-11:05 B: Stories from the Oracle: The Long History of Corporate VC

  • Speaker: Jose M Blanc, Assistant Treasurer, Intel & Managing Director, Intel Capital

11:10-12:05 C: Enterprise Investment Perspective on Security and Internet of Things

  • Moderator: Patience Haggin, Venture Capital Reporter, The Wall Street Journal


  • George Hoyem, Partner, In-q-Tel
  • Paul Asel, Managing Partner, Nokia Growth Partners

  • Mark Platshon, Senior Advisor and Managing Director, BMW i-Ventures

  • Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

  • John A. Price, Manager/Exec National Captial Area BD Technology and Acquisition, Honeywell International

12:05-1:20pm Lunch

1:25-1:50 D: The Corporate VC Landscape 

  • Speaker: Neel Lilani, Managing Director, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

1:50-2:35 E: Understanding Exponential Curves ( Macro Talk )

  • Pascale Finette, Vice President, Singularity University Labs

2:40-3:25 F: Panel: The Future of Mobility and Cities

  • Interviewer: Jason Middleton, Host, Technomics, KGO


  • Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of the Mayor of San Francisco

  • Ed Ruth, Director, Verizon Ventures

  • Rohit Sarma, COO, Veniam  

  • Jay Onda, Director of Strategic Investments, Yamaha Motor Ventures

  • Wale Ayeni, Principal Startup Investments at Orange

3:25-3:55pm Break

4:00-4:45 G: Panel: Frontier Markets = Future Markets

     Moderator: Neal Hansch, CEO, Managing Partner Sherpa Foundry


  • Alex Lazarow, Investments Principal, Omidyar Networks

  • Steven Fan, Executive Director, Investments Tencent

  • Arjun Sethi, Partner, Social Capital

  • Lesley Marincola, CEO, Angaza

4:50-5:35 H: Panel: Corporate VC’s as Catalyst for Ecosystem Investing

  • Moderator: Jessica Floum, Business Reporter, The San Francisco Chronicle

  • Aymerik Renard, Director, SanDisk Ventures

  • Patrick Pfeffer, Senior Director Growth strategy and Investments, Juniper Networks

  • Christopher Chu, Investment Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund

  • Praveen Gupta, Vice President, Corporate Investments & Development, HTC

  • Derek Au, Principal Startup Investments, Orange

5:40-6:25 I: Panel: Corporate VC’s in the Trenches: Disruption in Deep Verticals

  • Moderator: Jessica Floum, Business Reporter, The San Francisco Chronicle


  • Ryan Rakestraw, Principal, Monsanto Growth Ventures
  • Victoria Cheng, Senior Vice President, Citi Ventures

  • Punit Chiniwalla, Senior Director, Singtel Innov8 Ventures

  • Joy A. Shanaberger, CEO, Boone Group

6:25-6:30 Closing Remarks

  • Orange Startup Investment Principals: Wale Ayeni and Derek Au

6:00-8:00pm Networking & Drinks


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