Ten years ago Japanese corporate venturing was little more than sporadic trips to Silicon Valley. Now Japan is taking a lead role.
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.
Corporate investors have backed 60 Brazilian startup funding rounds so far this year, double the number in 2019 — and there is more to come.
We've condensed down three days of talks, networking and demos at the GCVI Summit in Monterey into these insights.
Think about commercialisation early, be careful of intellectual property pitfalls and respect non-disclosure agreements.
The partnership between Convivialité Ventures and Cathay Innovation is a good example of a good CVC-VC collaboration. Here's how it works.
Corporates use to struggle to get into syndicates with VCs. Now it is the VCs looking to get into a syndicate with CVCs.
Financial performance of a sample of Chinese VCs ranged from 14% to 30% per annum, more stable than the range of returns of European and US VC.
Out of $700bn in impact investing only 7% goes towards healthcare. But Johnson & Johnson is looking at ways to move the needle.
Speakers highlighted the growing importance of ESG strategy within CVC investments and how CVCs can help their respective parent firms’ green goals, particularly after COP26.
Corporations need to allocate more funding to startups and take a long-term view despite shaky markets, says VC partner Saul Klein.
Nato’s Phillip Lockwood and In-Q-Tel’s Nat Puffer speak to governments’ growing appetite for deep tech investments in the security sector.
Investors from ABB, BP, ArcelorMittal, Baker Hughes and Engie on how their strategy of building renewables portfolios is evolving.
BP Ventures’ Erin Hallock explored the difficulties in getting a syndicate together for transformative technologies where financial returns could be far away.