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CVC is key to making South Africa a startup hotspot

South Africa's strong fintech sector, financial and regulatory systems make it an opportunity for foreign investors, but local corporates need to help seed the startup ecosystem.

Jun 19, 2024

‘Pre-seed investing is where the value is’ – Jaguar Land Rover’s CVC

InMotion Ventures has shifted to pre-seed investing where it says it bring the most value to startup with its expertise in R&D, automotive design and testing.

Jun 18, 2024

The game is changing in sports investment — three trends to watch

Consumption of sports is more fragmented and athlete-centric. This opens up some opportunities for startups and investors.

Jun 14, 2024

9 startups changing what’s possible below the Earth’s surface

From geothermal energy and mining tech to subterranean delivery systems, here are some of the most exciting startups focusing on what's underground.

Jun 11, 2024

Europe’s Cyber Valley wants to make its alternative AI approach global

For eight years, Cyber Valley has been linking German AI and robotics researchers and spinouts with corporate partners, but a partnership with UTokyo IPC is the first step to it going global.

Jun 7, 2024

Aramco Ventures searches for AI investments to aid energy transition

Aramco Ventures believes generative AI will be part of helping the Saudi oil major meet its 2050 net zero target.

May 30, 2024

CVC Unplugged: Self-driving money is the next step in fintech

Hugo Bongers, partner at Motive Ventures, joins the show to talk all things fintech, and how financial democratisation is right around the corner.

May 23, 2024

How Swisscom Ventures pioneered a new CVC succession model

It took three people to replace the 20-year veteran head of Swisscom Ventures. Now the new team is ready to increase investment pace and plan for the next fund.

May 20, 2024

Measure everything and keep egos in check — the secret to startup collaboration

Make money with corporate partners instead of raising money from VC's is Fred Schonenberg of VentureFuel's advice to startups.

May 14, 2024

Smart cities — are corporates missing an investment opportunity?

Cities are already smart, just not connected. It's here that there is a big opportunity for CVC investors to get involved.

May 13, 2024

Yamaha Motor tackles the sustainability funding chasm

Investment in the sector has halved in the two years since Yamaha Motor Ventures launched its Sustainability Fund. So, it's thinking more creatively about where it invests.

May 9, 2024

Nine steps to get a corporation to think like a smart VC

Stanford professor Ilya Stebulaev has a step-by-step guide to get companies into the venture mindset. Step one: if you want a home run, you can't be afraid of striking out.

May 7, 2024

This is what insurance sector investors are looking for now

Insurance CVCs are eyeing up the potential of AI even if regulation may make adoption slow. Climate risk mitigation and quantum are also on the menu. Blockchain — not so much.

May 2, 2024

CVC Unplugged: The corporate is the body, the CVC is a transplant.

When Jeppe Hoier first joined Maersk Ventures, he wasn't convinced that corporate venturing was a good idea. But over five years at the unit he saw the benefits a CVC investor could offer.

May 1, 2024
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