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Synchrony Sponsoring 16th Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference

Synchrony is proud to announce our sponsorship of the 16th Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering (CVIP) conference, taking place February 10-12, 2014 in Newport Beach, CA.
 
The CVIP conference is the longest-standing conference focusing on corporate venture capital. It provides corporate executives, innovation officers and corporate investors with strategies to gain a competitive advantage through corporate venturing and innovation initiatives. Over two days, attendees will have an opportunity to share B2B alliance models, investment approaches, strategies to capture technology innovation from external sources, and insights on ways to enhance their corporate venturing initiatives.
 
As a long-standing sponsor of this annual conference, Synchrony is delighted to be able to offer you a 25% discount on attendance. Please go to www.corporateventuringconference.com and use discount code SYNCHRONY to receive 25% off the $1,595.00 general registration rate. This is the time to take advantage of this special rate.


Strategic value debate could be eaten by software – December 8, 2013

Global Corporate Venturing discusses the pressing need to measure strategic value in large enterprises and the on-going debate around how to reconcile top decile returns with strategic investments. Synchrony’s TiCR Innovation Analytics is poised to end the debate by providing a solution which quantifies the subjective process of innovation investing.


Global Corporate Venturing Introduces Synchrony’s Strategic Software - December 8, 2013

We are honored to have been featured in Global Corporate Venturing’s December magazine. In their write-up, GCV calls TiCR “a welcome experiment in innovation in the world of corporate venturing.” Read the full story here.


New Innovation Management Solution TiCR Innovation Analytics™ Introduced by Synchrony Innovations

Building on 7 years of success in advising Global 2000 firms on innovation investing and providing support to their managers, Synchrony Venture Management has spun out Synchrony PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoringInnovations, which is launching TiCR Innovation Analytics™, the world’s first analytics platform for quantifying the strategic value of innovation investment options in corporate venture capital and research and development.

Based on the patent-pending Innovation Capital™ system of quantifying the value of innovation investment options, TiCR™ provides the CFOs, CTOs, Chief Innovation Officers, R&D heads and Corporate Venture Capital managers at Global 2000 firms with an analytics platform which systematically aligns investment decisions with strategic priorities and supports a rigorously metricized approach to innovation investing. Read the full story here.


Adam Caper, Founder and CEO of Synchrony Innovations, spoke at the 16th Annual MIT Venture Capital Conference

MIT’s annual conference brings in investors and entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss what’s working and what needs to change about the Venture Capital industry. This year’s conference featured discussions on women in venture capital, big data, and corporate venture capital.

Adam joined Hyuk-Jeen Suh (Samsung Ventures), Sebastian Tiz of (3M New Ventures ), Eugene Chiu (In-Q-Tel), and Carl Stjernfeldt (Shell Technology Ventures) for a panel discussion on how corporate venture capital is changing the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Their conversation highlighted how both corporations and entrepreneurs can leverage that changing landscape to accelerate innovations. Learn more here.


Synchrony Sponsoring 15th Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference

15th Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering (CVIP) conferenceSynchrony is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the 15th Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering (CVIP) conference, taking place February 11-13, 2013 in Newport Beach, CA.
 
The CVIP conference is the longest-standing conference focusing on corporate venture capital. It provides corporate executives, innovation officers and corporate investors with strategies to gain a competitive advantage through corporate venturing and innovation initiatives. Over two days, attendees will have an opportunity to share B2B alliance models, investment approaches, strategies to capture technology innovation from external sources, and insights on ways to enhance their corporate venturing initiatives.
 
As a long-standing sponsor of this annual conference, Synchrony is delighted to be able to offer you a 50% discount on attendance. Please go to www.corporateventuringconference.com and use discount code CVSYNC to receive 50% off the $1,595.00 general registration rate. This is the time to take advantage of this special rate.

 

Radio Entrepreneur Interview December 12, 2012

Triggered by the great response from his first appearance on the syndicated  ‘Radio Entrepreneurs’ program, Adam Caper was invited back for further discussion about Synchrony's Innovation Capital™ system of quantifying strategic value, which aired on December 12th. While the first interview focused broadly on Adam’s entrepreneurial background and the mission, philosophy and values of Synchrony, this second one expanded on Synchrony’s latest developments and went into more detail on the firm’s proprietary tools.

 

Please click here to download the audio segment (mp3) and be sure to check out Radio Entrepreneurs at http://www.radioentrepreneurs.com.


Synchrony’s Adam Caper Spoke CVC Panel at New England Venture Summit, December 5 in Dedham, MA

We are pleased to announce that Adam Caperspoke on a panel, "Bridging the Gap: Corporate VC & Traditional VC" at the 7th Annual New England Venture Summit: Where Innovation Meets Capital, on December 5 at the Hilton Boston in Dedham, Massachusetts.
 
The 7th annual New England Venture Summit is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers. 70 Top Innovators have been selected to present at this year’s summit, offering you the opportunity to discover exciting new investment opportunities. Three tracks - the Technology track, Life Sciences/Healthcare track, and the CleanTech track - will be running simultaneously, with the first round starting promptly at 10am.
 
Whether you are an investor seeking access to new early stage deals, or a CEO or Founder of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, the New England Venture Summit is one event you won’t want to miss.

 

Adam Caper Chaired Conference at TechScout 2012: Strategic Technology Venturing & Innovation Excellence, on October 30th & 31st in Berlin, Germany

We are pleased to announce that Adam Caper, founder and managing director of Synchrony Venture Management, has served as Conference Chair of the European Networking Group’s 8th Annual Cross Industry Innovation Summit, TechScout 2012: Strategic Technology Venturing & Innovation Excellence, on October 30th & 31st in Berlin, Germany.

Adam started the conference on the first day with a keynote session, and a subsequent roundtable session on the same topic:

Measuring the “Unmeasurable”:
The Innovation Capital™ System of Quantifying Strategic Value
in Technology Venturing

You can download his presentation here.


Radio Entrepreneur Interview June 14, 2012

Adam Caper, founder and managing director, was interviewed on Radio Entrepreneurs, a Massachusetts radio program dedicated to sharing the business stories of entrepreneurs, on Thursday, June 14th. The story focuses on Adam’s entrepreneurial background, as well as the mission, philosophy and services offered by Synchrony Venture Management.

Please click here to download the audio segment (mp3) and be sure to check out Radio Entrepreneurs at http://www.radioentrepreneurs.com.


Synchrony to Present a First-Ever White Paper at the 2012 Corporate Venturing and Innovation Conference, February 7 & 8th in Newport Beach, CA

We are pleased to announce that Synchrony Venture Management will present a White Paper titled:

Redefining the CVC Paradigm: An Empirical Toolkit for Screening, Selecting & Measuring Strategic Investments

For years, corporate venture capital professionals have debated whether CVC programs should focus on generating financial returns, on one hand, or achieving strategic goals on the other. The discussion is based on the assumption that there is an inevitable trade-off between the two. This dichotomy is outdated.

In a first for the IBF Corporate Venturing and Innovation Partnering Conference, Synchrony Venture Management will present a white paper on the topic of establishing a framework for targeting strategic investments and succinctly measuring their contribution to enterprise goals over time.

During this eponymous presentation, Adam Caper, Synchrony’s Managing Director, and Iain Cooper, the head of Schlumberger’s Early Phase Technology Initiative (CVC) group, will describe Synchrony’s methodology – Innovation Capital™ –publicly for the first time.

Topics Include:

  • Selecting the highest value gaps and opportunities to address through investments and partnerships with early-stage firms
  • Normalizing disparate non-financial value-drivers for inclusion in a generalized, empirically-based analytic model
  • Tracking the performance of partnerships with early-stage investees over time
  • Succinctly articulating both the financial and “intangible” contributions of individual CVC investments and the overall portfolio to corporate goals

 

Click here to request a copy of the white paper when it becomes available.

If you register using our discount code SVM400, you’ll enjoy a $400 discount off your general registration.

Hope to see you in Newport Beach!


Synchrony Partners with Schlumberger to Sponsor the 8th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit

On February 1 & 2, 2012, the who’s-who of the early stage clean-tech investment community will convene at the 8th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit to discuss the most critical issues facing the clean-tech sector. As always, the Summit will feature some of the most interesting, provocative, and compelling speakers at what has clearly become one of the leading clean-tech events of the year.

We hope you'll join Synchrony with our partner Schlumberger at the summit.

When registering, please use our discount code IRA-SVM to enjoy $500 off of your general registration.