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Video: Innovation Coffee Break: Jim Adler, Toyota AI Ventures

We were thrilled to welcomes Jim Adler, Managing Director of Toyota AI Ventures, for our latest Innovation Coffee Break. This conversation really flew by and there are some really valuable insights on a variety of topics, from corporate venture strategy to working with startups.

Hosted by Vijay Rajendran, Director of Corporate Innovation & Partnerships at 500 Startups, this conversation covers:

  • Jim’s path from rocket engineer to “accidental” CVC
  • Headwinds and tailwinds of COVID 19—antifragile startups & the wisdom of the spare tire
  • Internal vs. external perspectives—striking the right balance for your CVC structure
  • Do no harm: the Hippocratic Oath of working with startups
  • The future of Silicon Valley, or distribution of talent vs. capital

 
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