Corporate venture capital (CVC) refers to the direct investment of established companies in start-ups or young companies in order to gain access to innovative technologies, products and business models. This type of investment enables corporates to participate in the dynamism and agility of start-ups and at the same time promote strategic partnerships that bring mutual benefits. By using corporate venture capital, established companies can expand their innovation pipeline, while start-ups benefit from the capital, expertise and networks of corporates, which accelerates their development and market positioning.