046: Why Building a Corporate Venture Arm for your Company with Andrea Course from Shell Ventures

Driving innovation is one of the main priorities of every leader.

Yet, it’s not so easy doing it in a very competitive market or in a conservative industry.

One of the most effective ways to build an innovative company is to build a corporate venture arm. That’s, for example, what Shell did back in 1998.

For episode 046 of “The World Class Leaders Show”, I invited Andrea Course, Venture Principal of Shell Ventures, to share her experience with innovation, startups, founders, and CEOs.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  1. How to choose the right companies to invest in

  2. The power of diversity in the startup world

  3. What makes great founders and CEOs

  4. The best way to support the startups after the investment

  5. How to deploy new technologies in a large and established company

For more information about Andrea Course, visit her LinkedIn profile and connect with her: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreacourse/

To know more about Shell Ventures: https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/new-energies/shell-ventures.html

For more information about my work with leaders and organizations, to subscribe to my weekly newsletter, or to take a free assessment of your leadership level, please drop me an email at [email protected], or go to my website at https://www.andreapetrone.com/.

I would also very much appreciate hearing from you about your thoughts on this episode, or suggestions for future topics for this podcast.

Read the article related to this podcast: https://www.andreapetrone.com/why-building-a-corporate-venture-arm-for-your-company-article/



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