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Research Paper on CVC in the US

With the help of Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support, the NEDO Silicon Valley Office conducted a survey of advanced CVC cases in the United States to help revitalize Japanese CVC activities.


*the report is in Japanese only



Survey Objectives and Background


In an environment of increasing uncertainty in the business environment, we see many companies that has succeeded in one business specializing in the improvement of that business. This may lead to the company becoming unable to respond to rapid changes in the market. This phenomenon is called the "success trap." In order to overcome it, "ambidextrous management," a search for future businesses from a long-term perspective is considered essential.


In order to realize "ambidextrous management," it is necessary for each manager to accurately carry out long-term research and innovation activities. There are many global companies in the U.S. that have achieved growth by actively utilizing CVC and incorporating future technologies and businesses into their management. Japanese companies have also started CVC activities in the Bay Area and other areas, but there are only a few success stories. It is a critical time for Japanese companies to make sure that their CVC activities will be effective.


This survey examined successful examples of global CVC, particularly in Silicon Valley, in order to find examples that can be used as a reference for Japanese companies to develop their global CVC activities. We aimed to provide information on a variety of case studies in order to help managers identify common success factors and best practices.


The main target audience for this survey is executives, board members, and other senior management in charge of the business. The survey result is provided not only for those considering to engage in global CVC activities, but also for those who conduct CVC activities in Japan. We hope that the information provided in the report will help promote global CVC activities of Japanese companies.

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