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Synchrony Sponsoring 15th Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference

15th Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering (CVIP) conferenceSynchrony Venture Management 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 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

radio entrepreneurs logoTriggered 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

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.
 new england venture sumit
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

techscoutWe 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

radio entrepreneurs logoAdam 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

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.

Corporate Venture Capital 2.0 at AlwaysOn: See the Video and Download the Presentation
December 29th, 2010

The AlwaysOn Venture Summit Silicon Valley was huge success. Adam wants to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of you who attended the Summit and joined him for the ‘Corporate Venture Capital 2.0’ panel. He also wants to thank his distinguished colleagues Drew Clark (IBM Venture Capital Group), Jai Das (SAP Ventures), Luis Llovera (Robert Bosch Venture Capital) and Marc Theeuwes (Nokia Growth Partners), for making it such a lively and informative discussion.

For those of you who couldn't make it to the Summit, or for those who did and would like to watch it again, AlwaysOn has posted the panel in its entirety. Watch the discussion by clicking here. The slides that were presented before the start of the discussion are also currently available here.

Venture Summit Silicon Valley 2010

Venture Summit Silicon Valley is a two-day gathering that highlights the significant economic, political, and technology trends impacting the global growth investor. The Venture Summit features the most influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, corporate buyers, investment bankers, and research analysts in keynote presentations and panel debates. The Venture Summit will also host 14 Best of Breed CEO Showcases handpicked from the AlwaysOn annual top 100 private company list and 36 other qualified six-minute CEO pitches from companies seeking later-stage capital or potential acquirers.

We hope you'll join Synchrony & AlwaysOn at the summit. If you register from this link, you'll enjoy a $1,000 discount on attendance, our holiday gift to you!