by Eric Wesoff
April 07, 2016

GTM spoke with Francois Badoual, CEO of Total Energy Ventures, about corporate investing in cleantech and the riddle of Silicon Valley venture capital.

Ask a traditional VC investor, or perhaps an entrepreneur, about corporate investors, and you might get a tirade on the challenges of working with the venture arm of a large conglomerate. Corporate venture investors tend to have a bad reputation.

Some of the reputation might be deserved. It's just not always a great fit when it comes to timescales, cultures, leadership and growth...