Thursday, May 12, 2011

Corporations back in a VC mode

A couple years ago, corporations were spending less on R&D and investing less in startups.  This trend has seemingly made a 180 degree turn.

"Last year, corporations invested $1.9 billion in venture capital in America, up 33 percent from $1.35 billion in 2009," according to an article by Robert Ackerman.  You can find the article here:  

This is an indication of improving economic conditions in the corporate world.  We keep hearing that companies are experiencing record earnings, but generally hoarding the cash; it sounds like some of those earnings are now beginning to go into creating or maintaining strategic advantages through investing.

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