AgriSmart: Funding New Corporate Ventures
In early 2017, the chief executive officer of AgriSmart, a German start-up company within the Bosch start-up platform, was preparing for an important upcoming board meeting. She needed to explain why AgriSmart had deviated from its original financial plan, seek approval for its upcoming budget, and convince Bosch's board that the company deserved further funding. In preparing the company's forecasts to share with the board, the chief executive officer also needed to prepare for all possible questions from the directors regarding AgriSmart's past performance and the assumptions going forward. Antonio D vila is affiliated with IESE Publishing.