Issue 12 / February 2021
Mass in motion. This might very well be the guiding theme for 2021 based upon the successes of our clients currently in incubation and acceleration mode, as well as the traction of our corporate venture partners. 
One Word Holds The Key To Disruptive Innovation

There is one key role in corporations that drives change internally: the intrapreneur. In our latest blog post, we explore key traits an intrapreneur embodies to advance new ideas and challenge the orthodoxies, inertia, and antibodies that often stifle disruption in large organizations. Hear about one such intrapreneur, Jake Olsen, who post-incubation with Mach49, successfully spun-out DADO from Stanley Black & Decker to tackle construction data overload. 

How the $80B Hitachi Pursues Innovation

Paul recently discussed Hitachi’s culture around innovation with Hicham Abdessamad, Chairman of Hitachi America, at Global Corporate Venturing's 2021 Digital Forum. Six steps to building a growth engine came out of the conversation and we published them here.

Want to watch the full conversation? Watch it here.  

CVC Strategy Lessons from 2020 and 2021 Best Practices

On March 18th at 9am PST, we will review the accelerating pace of innovation and strategies for CVCs as they move into 2021. Register today to save your seat for this free joint Mach49 and DLA Piper webinar. 

CVC Client Corner

Goodyear Ventures added Starship Technologies and TuSimple to its investment portfolio. 

Halliburton Labs welcomed Enexor BioEnergy, Momentum Technologies, Inc., and OCO Corporation into its inaugural cleantech accelerator program. We also talked with Scott Gale from Halliburton Labs about the future of innovation in the energy sector on the Oil and Gas Elevate Podcast. Give the episode a listen.

Hypertherm Ventures participated in the $13 million funding round for Mantle Inc., a new leader in the metal 3D printing space that just launched from stealth mode. Learn more here

The Mach49 Family is Growing

We continue to grow our team across the US, Europe, and Asia to support clients around the world. Interested in a seat on the rocket ship? Explore our career opportunities here

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