What We Know — And Don’t Know — About Corporate Investors

Corporate Giving Restored Since Pre-Global Recession; Non-Cash Contributions Dominate

Many companies face an innovation gap their ability to develop innovative products and services in-house isnt sufficient for them to hit their growth targets and maintain their market-leading positions. Leading companies, knowing that its better to disrupt than be disrupted, look to acquire companies that can help them fill that gap. From 2012 through the first quarter of 2013, more than half (54%) of corporate investments in the US were made in companies in the shipping product/pre-profit stage companies with technologies that were ripe for integration. Many of those up-and-coming companies are backed by venture capital (VC), . It is interesting to see that in the US IT sector, since 2003, 55% of VC-backed companies have at least one corporate investor in at least one investment round, according to our Venture Insights report .
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Companies Engaged Employees in New Ways (pages 27-32) Since 2007, the percentage of companies offering Paid-Release-Time volunteer programs increased from 53% to 70% in 2012. Matching-gift programs evolved and disaster relief matching-gift programs became more popular from 2007 to 2012. Modest Increases Expected in 2013 Giving Levels (page 15) Forty percent of companies expect giving to increase from 2012 to 2013, while 18% expect a giving reduction. Forty two percent of companies expect no change in giving levels from 2012 to 2013. Special In-Depth Analysis of Pharmaceuticals and Financials Industries (pages 43-44) Giving in Numbers is a relied-upon measurement tool for corporate senior executives to assess and build their companies’ giving programs. The report’s Benchmarking section includes a Year-Over-Year Giving template with a step-by-step guide and definitions of terms used in the field.
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