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9 startups reshaping the packaging sector

Many of the companies have financial and corporate venture backers, as businesses seek alternatives to single-use plastics.


Nov 29, 2022

Most CVC investors reserve more than 30% of fund for follow-ons

Startups are always anxious to know if their investors can provide follow-on funding. The good news is, corporate investors a putting aside good reserves for this.

Nov 27, 2022

The Big Deal: LaundryGo sets pace in the cleaning services sector

SoftBank helped the on-demand laundry service push its valuation past $250m, a rare occurrence in a sector that's so far failed to catch fire.

Nov 25, 2022

Toyota's Jim Adler: The three signs of a bad corporate investor

Corporate investors must not lose sight of who they are serving, ie the startup, Jim Adler, head of Toyota Ventures told the GCV audience in Tokyo.

Nov 24, 2022

The 9 worst corporate-backed investments

Failure rates are high for VC-backed companies, and corporate-backed startups are not exempt. But which have been the biggest recent flops that left corporate investors licking their wounds?

Nov 23, 2022

9 startups that aim to make us live longer

Corporate investors are backing a host of elder-care startups, from those seeking Parkinson's cures to apps aiding mental wellbeing.

Nov 22, 2022

Two-thirds of corporate investors take LP positions in VC funds

A majority of the corporate investors we polled take LP positions in VC funds, in parallel with direct investing. It is a way to widen their scope.

Nov 20, 2022

5 reasons CVC should declare independence

Why more corporate venturing units are choosing a more independent legal footing for their funds.

Nov 16, 2022

News Continued

5 corporate investing pitfalls to avoid

Corporate investors have a more complicated role to navigate than financial VCs. But these 5 strategies can help smooth the job.

Nov 11, 2022

Corporate VC deal value slumped 56% in October

There is no let-up yet in the investor pullback, but a series of big energy fundraises helped keep total deal value from falling further.

Nov 10, 2022

Chinese venture capital deals fall — but not in energy

The value of VC deals in China tumbled 44% to $62.1bn by the end of October, but energy-related startups are still raising big rounds.

Nov 10, 2022

CVCs continue to emerge in Q4 despite economic headwinds

Several new entrants to the corporate venturing sector could keep the number of active units above their pre-pandemic highs.

Nov 9, 2022

Investors divided over linking startup funding to commercial deals

Investors either focus almost exclusively on investments where there was a commercial deal, or avoid any requirement at all.

Nov 6, 2022

Is the autonomous driving dream dying?

The shutdown of Argo.AI is a blow to the self-driving dream (and a loss for its carmaker backers). But is transport CVC merely maturing?

Nov 2, 2022

Editor's Picks

Most CVC investors reserve more than 30% of fund for follow-ons

Startups are always anxious to know if their investors can provide follow-on funding. The good news is, corporate investors a putting aside good reserves for this.

Nov 27, 2022

The Big Deal: LaundryGo sets pace in the cleaning services sector

SoftBank helped the on-demand laundry service push its valuation past $250m, a rare occurrence in a sector that's so far failed to catch fire.

Nov 25, 2022

The 9 worst corporate-backed investments

Failure rates are high for VC-backed companies, and corporate-backed startups are not exempt. But which have been the biggest recent flops that left corporate investors licking their wounds?

Nov 23, 2022

9 startups that aim to make us live longer

Corporate investors are backing a host of elder-care startups, from those seeking Parkinson's cures to apps aiding mental wellbeing.

Nov 22, 2022
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