Frank Appeldoorn (1979), has earned his credits as a venture capitalist with an operational finance and IT background, developing and driving financial performance of strategic business plans. He started the Volta Ventures organisation in the Netherlands, including deal sourcing, closing and deal follow-on. Prior to Volta, Frank acted as an advisor to IT startups in their fundraising efforts. Frank holds a master’s degree from Rotterdam School of Management and ESADE in Barcelona, Spain. He also received a Register Controller Degree from Nyenrode University. Frank has lived and worked in The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and the US. Frank is married and has three kids. When all this leaves him some spare time, Frank loves to play tennis and keep in shape as road cyclist.
Corporate Venture Capital – Teaming Up with VCs
An increasing number of large enterprises employ Corporate Venture Capital (“CVC”) activities to explore new business models, tap into emerging technologies and support collaboration with startups.
In this roundtable, Frank Appeldoorn and Lars Crama cover practical suggestions to make corporate venture capital work by collaborating with other VCs.
We will cover questions such as: How to find suitable VC’s for co-investment? What are the economics? How to manage control?