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Alpha Club Musashino launches CVC to seek funeraltech

The $11.4m fund will be co-managed by M&A consultancy Paradigm Shift, and it is part of the funeral firm’s 70th anniversary business plan.

Jun 18, 2024

Natura Ventures launches with $9.2m to back Brazilian beauty startups

The Brazilian beauty and wellness group’s CVC unit will target seed-stage opportunities in circularity, beauty and customer service segments.

Jun 18, 2024

Fujitsu Ventures starts impact investing

The IT conglomerate’s $64m CVC subsidiary has made its first impact investment in microfinance service Gojo & Company.

Jun 17, 2024

Taiho Innovations increases capital to $32m

Taiho’s Japanese university spinout-focused CVC arm’s capital injection came five months after its US sister unit got an additional $100m.

Jun 14, 2024

Merck Group’s CVC to help South Korean uni assess startups

Merck Group and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s MoU will entail M Ventures helping grow South Korea’s ecosystem.

Jun 12, 2024

Three companies co-launch Brazilian CVC fund manager

The Bakery will help clients build CVC strategies while Staged Ventures will manage the funds and Pipe Ventures will provide deal flow.

Jun 12, 2024

Japanese publisher Obunsha’s CVC launches $6.4m second fund

Having invested in 16 companies and scored two exits, the firm’s new investment vehicle will continue to back edtech startups.

Jun 12, 2024

Japan’s Uzabase launches $64m second investment fund

UB Ventures’ new fund secured capital from its parent company, Wistron’s Wise Cap subsidiary, banks and other investors.

Jun 11, 2024

New $500m fund to back Alphabet X spinouts

Alphabet alumnus Gideon Yu is reportedly raising $500m to back companies spun out of incubator X Development like 280 Earth, Waymo and Google Glass.

Jun 11, 2024

These corporate accelerators are recruiting startups now

AI, fintech, sustainability and other startups wanting to work with corporations should consider these accelerator programmes run by ABB Robotics, IAG, TSB, AG and Cemex.

Jun 10, 2024

Porsche Ventures launches China fund

The CICC Porsche (Shanghai) Venture Capital fund, whose size is reportedly $118m, will target energy and connected vehicles in China.

Jun 7, 2024

Japan’s Yamato launches second startup fund

Kuroneko Innovation Fund 2 has $51.5m in capital to continue to invest in strategic areas like cleantech, spacetech, fintech, robotics and AI.

Jun 7, 2024

A2A launches 360 Life II

As part of its new 2035 Industrial Plan, A2A has joined forces with 360 Capital again for a second CVC fund on its way to a $217m target.

Jun 4, 2024

JA Green targets $100m for CVC fund

The lobbying firm’s Anzu-Green Critical Technologies Fund will back defence technology startups and help them work with the US government.

Jun 4, 2024
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