"Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you cannot avoid them: corporate venture capital funds have become a
critical part of the global startup funding environment, participating on 20% of deals and
contributing 32% of VC dollars globally. In Asia, the rise of corporate venturing units have not
only coincided with the development of emerging tech ecosystems, but in many cases have
driven them. Our VC panelists, representing a cross-section of “old economy” industries, will
share the digital and disruptive strategies of their parent companies, and how they expect the
CVC model to adapt to startup ecosystems in the region, or vice versa."