Assessment and Planning

The proven Bell Mason Frameworks for CV&I Unit Development and Venture Development enable the seasoned BMG team to conduct both gap analyses on mature units and new unit readiness assessments for:

CV&I units:
• Range of program types: CVC, Incubation/Commercial Piloting, Integrated Innovation
• Range of industries: Technology, Healthcare, Financial Services, Energy/Clean Tech, Manufacturing, Materials,    Consumer

Ventures/Portfolio companies:
• Incubated or external venture-funded
• Range of industries and business models

An assessment provides a quick evidence-based analysis of where a venture or CV&I unit stands relative to best practices for its stage of development, and guides highly targeted and prioritized recommendations for accelerating progress and reducing risk.

The Bell Mason Assessment approach has been continuously refined over more than 100 CV&I programs and 1000 plus ventures, both external and incubated. The Bell Mason Framework for Venture Development and Assessment tools have been extensively licensed by corporations that want to build in-house capability and common venturing language.

Process and Performance

BMG’s process and performance services translate key CV&I unit development requirements into streamlined and predictable operating processes (Deal Management, Investment Management (CVC and incubation/commercial piloting), and Portfolio Management, for example), customized to client environments.

BMG has also developed intuitive approaches to performance tracking and management systems that address strategic impact – the most historically difficult measures to define and track – as well as financial metrics. The result is a system that guides and highlights program and unit progress vs. milestones in a consistent and standard way – invaluable information for illustrating that a unit is on track, and an early indicator to the team to readjust if it is not.

On the corporate venture side, we provide business strategy development and planning advice including best practice guidelines, processes and tools for accelerating progress and reducing risk.

Strategic Advisory

Advisory support programs provide an objective, seasoned 3rd party perspective on annual business reviews and go-forward planning, quarterly portfolio reviews, investment and portfolio strategy development and balancing.

Executive Development services establish a common venturing language and approach throughout the corporation, and are customized for the senior executive level and for CV&I team and functional (Legal, finance, HR, etc.) groups.

Workshops impart ‘venturing DNA’ along with specific knowledge and skills, and address topics ranging from to Deal Management / Valuation for CVC, to Business Commercialization workshops for incubated and CVC portfolio companies. Workshops and seminars are tailored for the corporate client’s environment, and are highly interactive, featuring case studies and examples from BMG client experience and direct venturing experience. BMG offers many programs in conjunction with its Alliance partners