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Allison seeks commercial and military vehicle innovations through CVC

The transition to electric mobility means fewer vehicles need transmissions, so Allison is looking for new business ideas from startups.

Feb 19, 2024

Ajinomoto CVC expands to America

The MSG seasoning manufacturer has opened a Silicon Valley CVC office three years after it began startup investment activities in Japan.

Feb 13, 2024

Bupa launches a $13m fund in Australia

Adele Moynihan will lead Bupa Ventures, which will target Asia-Pacific region healthtech and elderly care startups from seed to series A stages.

Feb 13, 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

CSAA to wind down CVC activities

Avanta Ventures will not make new investments but managing partner Sanjiv Parikh will remain at the unit to manage the existing portfolio.

Feb 8, 2024

National Grid Partners unveils new leadership team

The UK utility’s CVC unit will be led by Stephen Smith, who is joined by GCV Powerlist member Pradeep Tagare, among others.

Feb 6, 2024

Corporate-backed Giant Ventures raises $250m for funds

BMW was among the investors that backed the UK venture firm, which will be divided into a $100m seed fund and a $150m growth fund.

Feb 1, 2024

Equirus launches $25m fund

Equirus InnovateX Fund will invest in software, deeptech and fintech companies at seed stage, providing between $500,000 and $1m per deal.

Jan 25, 2024

Walmart shutters incubation unit

The US retail chain operator’s seven-year-old Store No 8 is ceasing operations and its head, Scott Eckert, is exiting the firm.

Jan 23, 2024

Japan’s J Front Retailing forms venture fund

The Japanese department store chain owner has partnered with Ignition Point, which already manages the corporate’s JFR Mirai Creators Fund.

Jan 18, 2024

Taiho leans in with fresh $100m as other oncology investors retreat

Biotech venture capital is shrinking from boomtime highs, but Sakae Asanuma, CEO of Taiho Ventures, says now is a good time to find new novel treatments to back.

Jan 18, 2024

Taiho Ventures lifts fund to $400m

Japanese pharma firm Taiho has added $100m to its US-based CVC subsidiary, which has a team of five people.

Jan 9, 2024

Corporates chip into Partech’s $197m fund

Allianz France and Edenred joined other LPs to back the investment firm’s Partech Venture fund, which is halfway through its target.

Dec 20, 2023

Solvay Ventures transforms into Syensqo Ventures

The CVC is now under the auspices of Solvay’s spin-off Syensqo, which focuses on areas including clean mobility, EV batteries and hydrogen.

Dec 13, 2023
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