Corporate investors aren’t just participating in a larger share of venture deals — they’re also in larger deals, period.
Average deal size with corporate venture participation has topped $21M+ in five of the last six quarters, according to CB Insights data. In contrast, overall venture deal sizes have remained under $17M in each quarter over the same period.
The largest deals involving corporate venture groups in the first half of 2015 span a variety of industries from enterprise SaaS (Slack, Zenefits) to bitcoin (21 Inc.) and e-commerce (Jet.com). The full list is below.
|Company||Funding ($M)||Date||Select CVCs|
|165||Apr-15||BBVA Ventures, Credit Suisse NEXT|
|130||Mar-15||Credit Suisse NEXT|
|128||May-15||Cisco Investments, Salesforce Ventures|
|125||Apr-15||American Express Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures|
|(21 Inc.)||111||Mar-15||Cisco Investments, Qualcomm Ventures|