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Gareth Burns joins BP Ventures

The former head of Equinor Ventures joins bp ventures at a time of transition at the fund.

Jan 11, 2023

From consultancy to full CVC in three years — why Brazil’s Torq is…

Torq Ventures — which has gone from consultancy to full CVC unit in 3 years — is a sign of how fast Brazilian corporate venture is growing.

Nov 17, 2022

Simplyhealth launches fund to invest in disease management

The UK health insurer says it is a good time to launch a fund as the froth has come out of valuations and "sensible" money can go in.

Nov 15, 2022

GVR Podcast: Should US CVCs worry about antitrust enforcement?

Antitrust is traditionally an M&A concern, but with the more aggressive approach that the Biden administration has taken towards enforcing antitrust laws, its implications are trickling down in a way CVCs in the US market can’t ignore. GCV senior reporter Kim Moore is back with us to talk about the rising antitrust scrutiny in the […]

Nov 7, 2022

GVR Podcast: Applied Ventures’ approach to CVC 2.0

Anand Kamannavar joins GVR to speak about investing in public companies, looking ahead of the curve and having a great relationship with the corporate parent.

Aug 24, 2022

VIDEO: ‘Downturn is a chance for CVCs to prove themselves’

Nicolas Sauvage, president of TDK Ventures, says the economic downturn is an opportunity for corporate VCs to show they are patient capital and will continue to invest in the right entrepreneurs.

Aug 19, 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 The joke is now looking outdated as the technology finally reaches a stage where investors feel comfortable writing cheques for hundreds of millions of dollars towards its development.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

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

VIDEO: ‘I have had 5 bosses in 5 years’

How to navigate the economic downturn is top of mind for executives of corporate venturing units. Ben Wright, vice president of 3M Ventures, the corporate venturing arm of multinational conglomerate 3M Company, says having a charter outlining the organisation’s guiding principles helped it to steer through management changes.

Jul 25, 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

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

Here’s what a typical CVC unit looks like

Asian, fintech-focused and less than seven years old – some of the CVC trends we saw when compiling the Global Corporate Venturing Directory.

Jun 22, 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

GCV Symposium keynote interview: Sir Martin Sorell announces $100m fund for S4S…

The fund will make bets on emerging media technologies for Generation Z, including those related to the metaverse.

May 19, 2022
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Webinar: Why every corporation needs a venture building programme - and how to do it well
Feb 8, 2023
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Axis Tel Aviv 2023
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Tel Aviv (Israel)
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GCVI Summit 2023
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Monterey, CA (USA)
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GCV Symposium 2023
Jun 20 -
Jun 22, 2023
London (UK)
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GCV Executive Leadership Forum 2023
Oct 4, 2023
New York, NY (USA)
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Corporate Venture in Brasil 2023 – International Delegation to Brazil
Oct 23 -
Oct 25, 2023
São Paulo (Brazil)
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GCV Asia 2023 - International Delegation to Japan
Nov 13 -
Nov 15, 2023
Tokyo (Japan)
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