Corporate Venturing with Lisa Coca, Toyota Ventures Partner

by High Alpha

In August of 2017, High Alpha welcomed Lisa Coca , as our featured guest at our August Speaker Series. At the time of the interview, Lisa was the Managing Director of Corporate Venture Investments and Commercial Development at GE Ventures. In addition to her role as Managing Director at GE Ventures, Lisa was also the architect of GE Ventures’ EDGE program which leverages the global scale, expertise and resources of GE to provide start-up partners with programs and tools to help them grow and scale their enterprise.

Prior to joining GE Ventures, her professional career spanned a number of other disciplines including finance, sales & marketing, strategy, and business development at major financial institutions such as GE Capital, Bankers Trust, and Deutsche Bank.

Lisa is now a Partner at Toyota Ventures, where she serves as the lead for the Climate Fund. In this role, she invests in the best entrepreneurs developing technologies and solutions focused on fighting climate change.

In this episode, we revisit Lisa’s Speaker Series where you’ll learn:

  • Key learnings from her experiences in venture capital
  • The risks and rewards she has encountered throughout her career
  • GE Ventures industrial journey