Corporate Venture Capital

46 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2021 Last revised: 10 Feb 2021

Date Written: January 6, 2021


Entrepreneurship fuels our innovation economy. Venture capitalists concentrated in Silicon Valley fund our most promising startups that become household names.

As this Article explores, however, large corporations have entered the startup funding space, with significant consequences.

This Article examines the large corporation as venture capitalist, why it can challenge traditional venture capitalists for dominance in innovation funding, and legal considerations unique to corporate venture capitalists.

Keywords: venture capital, corporate venture capital, entrepreneurship, startup, innovation, disclosure, antitrust, conflicts of interest

Suggested Citation

Ibrahim, Darian M., Corporate Venture Capital (January 6, 2021). William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-425, Working Paper Series, Available at SSRN: or

Darian M. Ibrahim (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

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P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States

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