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The battery startups offering alternatives to lithium

New energy storage technologies are charging ahead as the supply of commonly used materials face a supply crunch.

Oct 20, 2022

What the world could learn from China’s supercluster strategy

China has a policy of superclusters to drive growth and is increasingly incorporating corporate venture capital initiatives into these clusters.

Oct 15, 2022

CVC investing declines 57% in value during Q3

The value of corporate-backed deals slumped in the third quarter, but sectors like energy and telecoms bucked the trend as did a few geographies like Israel.

Oct 11, 2022

Investments in telecoms startups halved in 2021

Corporate investors shied away from big funding rounds for telecoms startups, with the value of deals down to $2.42bn in 2021 from $5.14bn the year before.

Sep 16, 2022

Telecoms incumbents part of $50bn worth of exits in 2021

Telecoms companies had 91 exits for their portfolio companies last year, with an estimated total value of $50bn.

Sep 16, 2022

5G starts to pull telecoms sector out of investment doldrums

Two main forces are shaping investment in the telecoms sector. On the one hand, one of the most active telecoms sector investors, SoftBank, has suffered $23bn losses, as reported by the New York Times, and is pulling back on investment activity. At the same time, 5G telecoms networks are finally becoming extensive enough to create […]

Sep 16, 2022

Can record investment in agtech fix global food insecurity?

The global food system is creaking — creating an impetus for global agriculture companies to invest in new solutions. Corporates took part in agtech deals worth a record $18bn last year. But are they investing fast enough?

Sep 14, 2022

Nuclear fusion is getting hot for investors — here’s why

It is an old joke that nuclear fusion power is 30 years away, and always will be. The joke is now looking outdated as the technology finally reaches a stage where investors feel comfortable writing cheques for hundreds of millions of dollars towards its development.

Aug 18, 2022

Is balance sheet investing really so unfavourable? 

For corporate venturers, is it better to invest directly from a corporation’s balance sheet or from a stand-alone fund?

Aug 1, 2022

Semiconductors: “Tectonic shifts” are reviving investor interest

Corporate investors are looking at silicon photonics, AI chips and semiconductor packaging as the hot new areas for investment.   Dede Goldschmidt has worked in venture capital for decades but does not remember seeing so many potential investment opportunities. “We have a significant pipeline of potential semiconductor-related investments. It is quite amazing. I don’t recall […]

Jul 31, 2022

Renewable hydrogen takes centre stage in clean energy shift

  In May this year, the European Union (EU) set out its plan to eliminate its dependence on Russian fossil fuels by 2030. Its REPowerEU directive put hydrogen at the forefront of its clean energy transition. The €300bn ($310bn) strategy drastically scales up the use of renewable hydrogen, calling for the import of 10 million […]

Jul 25, 2022

Five tips for CVCs who want external LP money

If a CVC unit wants to bring in outside money, it needs a great track record, a unique angle and skin in the game.

Jun 28, 2022

How to hire (and keep) a great CVC team

Corporate venturing units see the looming recession as an opportunity to hire experienced VC professionals who soon may be out of work. As the economy contracts, some venture capital firms and CVCs are expected to close or pare back operations and corporate venturing firms will be waiting to scoop up the staff.  “We see it […]

Jun 24, 2022

Healthcare: what next after a bumper year?

The healthcare sector had a record year for investment in 2021 and corporate-backed rounds rose more than 50%, to a record high of $30.51bn.

Jun 13, 2022
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