Entrepreneurship at Cornell: How a Pro Invests In, Acquires and Builds Companies


  • 6.17.2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thirty years ago Amy Banse started at Comcast as a lawyer-turned-operator-turned-investor. Now, she's leading their corporate venture capital arm, Comcast Ventures. Hear how she created a dynamic career path by investing in, acquiring and building companies, all while staying with the same company. Learn about corporate VC from one of the best in the “biz” when she joins us next week, June 17, for a conversation and takes your questions live with the director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Zach Shulman ’87, JD ’90.

Banse has 30 years of experience investing in, acquiring and building companies at Comcast. As Senior VP of Programming Investments from 1996 to 2004, she oversaw the development of Comcast’s cable network portfolio, leading investments in E!, The Golf Channel and the Company’s regional sports networks (now the NBC Sports networks) and launching Sprout (now Universal Kids). She was the founder and president of Comcast’s digital media division, Comcast Interactive Media, from 2004 - 2011, driving the acquisition of a number of digital properties. Her transition to venture capital came in 2011 when she moved to San Francisco to head up the company’s venture capital arm, Comcast Ventures, one of the country’s most active corporate venture arms. Today Comcast Ventures invests in early and later stage companies across a wide spectrum of categories.