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Visionaries are defined as having extraordinary foresight and imagination. Those who can see what isn't there. They can imagine the unimaginable and they have the grit to make it happen.
From the C-Suite to the up-and-coming disruptors, our podcast guests are blazing new paths, discovering inventive solutions and powering the future. Join us each week as we speak with these Visionaries about driving transformative change across business and society.
"We already have amazing business groups in TDK that know exactly what they need to do with existing products in existing markets. And we have R&D teams and M&A teams that know how to expand: whether it's new markets, existing technology or new technology in existing markets. But exploration is actually going into the megatrends that are strategic for the corporation: new market, new application, new use cases, new technology. And that's the mission of TDK Ventures."
– Nicolas Sauvage, president of TDK Ventures
“Corporate VCs and corporations have many, many more definitions of success. And so, yes, a lot of the times their goal is to make a financial return, but [other times] it might be to maybe replace some R&D; it might be for acquisition targets; it might be to get advice on a certain new technology. What I always do when I work with corporate VCs and consult with them, I always say, ‘You really have to define what success means and you cannot have seven different definitions of success.’ And then once you know what that is, we will work backwards from there."
– Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels
"To be at the forefront of innovation, the dynamics in the partnership between large enterprise players and startups is very important. And it’s important because from an enterprise perspective, you want to continue driving topline and margin, and the tools and the platforms that emerge will help you get there faster and a lot more effectively."
– Rudina Seseri, Managing Partner at Glasswing Ventures
Disrupt or be disrupted? At VentureFuel, we believe that there's got to be a better way. Transformative change can best be achieved through collaboration. Check out our point of view on the future, the role of external innovation; and the opportunities for collaboration to drive growth.
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Every week, our team does an internal huddle where we share the most disruptive and exciting startups and emerging technologies from around the world. This month we looked at startups targeting travel, tourism, and hospitality.
External Innovation is the process of augmenting your internal innovation efforts by collaborating with independent startups developing new products, services and technologies. Here are 3 telltale signs that you need to consider external innovation.