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Our guest today is Rakesh Narayana, who is the General Manager of Access VC. Access is the venture capital arm of Reckitt. Reckitt is a publicly traded consumer goods conglomerate focused on the hygiene, health, and nutrition spaces. You probably recognize their brands Lysol, Dettol, and Calgon. Some of Access VC’s investments include Beekeeper’s Naturals, Maude, and Future Method.
Why Reckitt has a VC arm & if it relates to their M&A business
How corporate venture capital is perceived and how Access VC is changing the narrative
Evaluating consumer categories from an exit potential
Their due diligence process & more
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