Corporate Venturing Statistics 2024

A list of essential statistics to help you better understand how Corporate Venturing is evolving, why it's becoming increasingly important, and the latest trends shaping the landscape in 2024.

Corporate Venturing Statistics 2024
Corporate Venturing Statistics 2024

1. Corporate investors participate in approximately 19% of global startup funding rounds, highlighting their growing role in startup financing. 

Source: Global Corporate Venturing

2. 58% of surveyed business leaders ranked venture building as a top priority for new revenue generation (beating restructuring and capital structure changes)

Source: McKinsey Global

3. 40% of respondents in a study reported their companies had venture client units.

Source: Global Corporate Venturing

4. 37% of respondents also had venture-building operations, creating ventures from scratch – either internally or with the help of an external venture studio.

Source: Global Corporate Venturing

5. 40% of corporate venturing teams now have a business development function.

Source: Global Corporate Venturing

6. 67% of corporations invest in startups directly from their balance sheets rather than through a separate, defined fund.

Source: Global Corporate Venturing

7. Over 40% of CVCs now have a strategic partnering platform, signalling a growing role driving engagement.

Source: Global Corporate Venturing

8. 60% of surveyed CVCs are over four years old, with 43% in the 4-6 year expansion stage. Indicating increased resilience and importance to their parent companies.

Source: Global Corporate Venturing


9. 25% of surveyed CVCs reported funds larger than $300m, and 14% had funds larger than $500m.

Source: Global Corporate Venturing

10. 76% of surveyed corporates reported engaging in corporate venturing to generate new revenue streams, 40% seek to cultivate an innovation culture, and 12% aim to accelerate their digital transformation.‍

Source: What A Venture

11. 54% of corporates active in venture building had a dedicated venture-building unit or team, while 46% engaged in case-by-case projects. 

Source: What A Venture

12. Almost two-thirds of surveyed investors say it would be advantageous for corporates to increase their investment in new-business building over the next year.

Source: McKinsey Global

13. Venture studio startups have a 30% higher success rate than traditional startups.

Source: Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN)

14. 85% of corporations report leadership commitment as a top factor in venture-building success, 54% cited a capable team, 23% cited effective governance, and 12% cited leveraging their unfair advantage. 

Source: What A Venture

15. 63% of surveyed companies reported having an innovation strategy, up from 57% in 2018.‍

Source: Zippo

16. Companies that prioritise innovation are growing at 16% higher rates than those that do not.

Source: Forbes

17. 95% of surveyed companies use the venture client model as their primary Open Innovation tool, with consistent usage expected in 2024.

Source: Mind The Bridge

18. 78% of surveyed companies use the CVC model, with an additional 5% planning to launch CVC initiatives.

Source: Mind The Bridge

19. 54% of surveyed companies currently have an accelerator, and 11% report they intend to downsize their use.

Source: Mind The Bridge

20. 92% of surveyed companies have an Open Innovation unit, of these, 46% are led by a dedicated C-level executive, 46% report one level below top management, and 8% have two or more levels of separation from the C-suite.

Source: Mind The Bridge

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