INDIANAPOLIS, IN – July 29, 2021 – For the second year in a row, EVP New Ventures Kip Frey has been included in the Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist 100—the industry compendium of the one hundred most influential corporate venture capitalists in the world.
Announcing the Powerlist for 2021, GCV Editor-in Chief James Mawson commented on its significance: “The GCV Powerlist is designed to uncover the ‘vital few’ who are responsible for tens of hundreds of billions of dollars invested in the entrepreneurs who turn ideas into products and services.”
Frey joined corporate venture leaders from companies like Intel, Samsung, Alibaba and Amazon in making the Powerlist, which drew from a candidate pool of more than 2,000 corporate venturing units around the globe. GVC added that the scope and reach of corporate venture sponsors—in this case The Heritage Group—played an important role in this year’s selection: “These men and women from around the world also bring the power of their parent companies to bear to scale up prototypes and pilots into things we can all benefit from.”
The Heritage Group’s corporate venture arm, HG Ventures, was founded in 2018 and has quickly developed into one of the leading “hard tech” investors in the world—closing more than 25 investments in the past two years. Congratulations Kip!