Some corporate companies spend some time and resources on their employees to start a business within the company, acquire a startup or even partnership with one. This is called a corporate startup. Much like Sony has Mesh and Google has Niantic, to name a few.
Many companies have come to realise that innovation comes from the best entrepreneurial minds. And have taken a keen interest in startups for their progress and development. You too can benefit from this partnership, if you happen to be an entrepreneur or a corporate.