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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

German car parts maker Hella moves venture unit to Detroit

Hella Ventures has moved its team to Michigan to be closer to the centre of the US automotive sector.

Feb 7, 2024

Energy was the only corporate investment area not to fall in 2023…

Solar energy and grid storage saw some of the biggest funding rounds as falling prices put these clean energy options into the mainstream.

Feb 7, 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

Perez leaves Deutsche Bank CVC

Deutsche Bank Venture Capital’s former CVC head, Gil Perez, will join law firm Freshfields in April as its California-based chief innovation officer.

Feb 6, 2024

Nio Capital raises $417m for China-focused fund

The VC firm co-founded by Chinese EV maker Nio will continue to invest in automotive and energy technology companies locally through its new fund.

Feb 6, 2024

Takeda Ventures loses global head

GCV Powerlist member Michael Martin will reprise his president and CEO roles at Plexium, after more than a decade at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

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

Future Energy Ventures’ climate fund reaches $120m close

The VC fund backed by E.ON has reached a $120m first close and promoted Patrick Elftmann to US managing partner.

Feb 1, 2024

Gradient Ventures hires Brackin and Srinivas

Serial entrepreneur Andrew Brackin and seasoned VC Siri Srinivas have joined Alphabet’s early-stage AI fund as partners.

Feb 1, 2024

CVC Unplugged: Athlete wellness should be focus of sports tech investment

Investor and former NFL player Kerry Carter joins the pod to talk about why his athletes-first investment philosophy is key to making money in sports tech.

Feb 1, 2024

The Big Deal: XGS continues wave of investment for geothermal startups

XGS is the third geothermal startup to raise cash this year, as the industry looks to overcome drilling costs and geography.

Jan 26, 2024

Patel promoted to director of strategic investments at Citi

Mital Patel, formerly vice president of strategic and fintech investments at Citi, has taken up a director of strategic investments role.

Jan 25, 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
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