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First rise in US corporate-backed startup funding rounds for two years

Corporate funding for startups is rising globally as well, with sectors such as as cybersecurity and healthcare seeing the most activity.

Jun 6, 2024

Porsche Ventures backs extreme-weather battery developer South 8

The startup, which makes batteries designed to perform better in extreme heat and cold, also has Lockheed Martin, LG, Taiyo Nippon Sanso and Shell as backers.

May 21, 2024

Gaming sector sees surge of interest from corporate investors

The gaming sector saw a surge in interest from corporate investors in April. Deals in India and China are also bouncing back.

May 6, 2024

Thomson Reuters Ventures backs audit AI company Fieldguide

The media conglomerate’s evergreen CVC arm has taken part in the AI-driven audit company’s $30m series B round as part of its broader investment focus on artificial technology.

Apr 8, 2024

Corporate investment stays strong while VC deals decrease

Q1 investment numbers see corporate investors staying strong, big rounds on the increase, and the crypto revival continuing.

Apr 5, 2024

February confirms it: mega rounds are back

Four companies raised over $700m in February as a burgeoning crypto sector continued to help Singapore buck the bear market and pharma companies resparked IPOs in the US.

Mar 7, 2024

The Big Deal: Samsung joins carmakers in backing rare earth-free magnet startup…

There will not be enough rare earth metals to make the magnets industry needs in the next decade so the race is on to find alternatives.

Feb 23, 2024

Sony and Intel back company making key part for next wave of…

UK smartphone camera component developer Cambridge Mechatronics’ latest round featured strategic investors Sony Ventures and Intel Capital.

Feb 13, 2024

Exit values are up and Singapore saw corporate-backed funding leap in January

Exit values are increasing, crypto funding has seen a resurgence and Singapore has seen a 60% year-on-year increase in corporate-backed funding rounds.

Feb 12, 2024

The Big Deal: XGS continues wave of investment for geothermal startups

XGS is the third geothermal startup to raise cash this year, as the industry looks to overcome drilling costs and geography.

Jan 26, 2024

SoftBank divests fund for startups with black and Latin founders

Co-founder Marcelo Claure is returning to lead the newly independent Open Opportunity Fund with Paul Judge, while SoftBank invests in its $200m second fund.

Dec 21, 2023

What we learned from the 10 biggest CVC deals of 2023

It is no surprise to see genAI on this list, but semiconductors, EVs, green steel and batteries also featured heavily this year.

Dec 21, 2023

Mistral AI raises $415m: December round-up

Mistral AI raises $415m, Near Intelligence files for bankruptcy, plus a whole host of acquisitions. The full corporate venturing activity round up for December 2023.

Dec 18, 2023

Is Bitcoin bouncing back? November sees a rise in crypto deals

There was a promising (or surprising) rise in corporate-backed funding rounds for cryptocurrency startups in November. Despite many heralding the demise of crypto, it looks like it isn't dead yet.

Dec 12, 2023
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