A new report from Global Corporate Venturing says that Intel and Google are currently the most active investors in startups and technology companies. German-based firms and financial institution-backed corporate venturing units were also busy.
The first quarter also saw 222 investments in corporate venturing-backed companies worth USD 4 billion in the first quarter. This compared with 231 investments in the fourth quarter of 2012 worth USD 3.6 billion, and 249 investments worth USD 5.2 billion in the first quarter of 2012.
On the exit front: there were 22 exits worth USD 1.4 billion which was a drop compared with 34 exits worth USD 6.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012. (Image source: Global Corporate Venturing – CVII Infographic)