Episode 2: Building a corporate venture arm

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Episode Description:

Sune Stilling, Head of Growth at Maersk Growth, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on building the transport and logistics giant’s venture arm from scratch and the crucial pivots they made on the way.

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Episode Highlights:

  • 2:00 Introduction to Sune’s background at Mærsk
  • 7:58 Early days of Mærsk Growth
  • 13:00 Identifying purpose at Mærsk Growth
  • 22:15 Three pillars of purpose at Mærsk Growth (New Businesses, Home for Ideas, Entrepreneurial Nexus)
  • 28:40 How to support ideas in a corporate world
  • 38:46 How does Mærsk Growth invest in startups
  • 49:22 Bridging the corporate and innovation gap
  • 56:36 Being a value creation focused venture arm 
  • 63:49 Connecting corporate and startup culture 
  • 73:55 Building an innovation culture at Mærsk 
  • 77:56 How to continually challenge your linear mind

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