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May 2022 issue editorial by James Mawson, editor-in-chief, Global Corporate Venturing

Media sector still in the game after the pandemic

Sector report: Media

Analysis: Nova Labs raised $200m

Several corporate venture investors participated in a round which took the crypto IoT network developer's valuation to $1.2bn. The round and the company are part of the larger crypto tech space, which has been attracting much interest and capital in most recent times.

Analysis: Everli gets over $124m delivered

The latest round raised by Everli and backed by Pernod Ricard was boosted by just over $24m from United Ventures, taking the grocery delivery service's overall funding to over $143m.

Analysis: LayerZero Labs stacks up $135m

Several corporates backed the blockchain technology developer in its latest round, boosting its valuation to $1bn. Valuations of blockchain tech companies have soared along with the interest in speculative assets classes inherently linked to the blockchain in recent times.

Analysis: Rapido obtains $180m

Swiggy helped boost Rapido's valuation to $800m in a round that featured Shell Ventures and TVS Motor. This is a deal of a rather surprising size and valuation in a space that has not been as hot over the past years, as far as corporate-backed deals are concerned.

Why do many Venture Capital Funded Start-ups shut down?

Comment from Ong Yean-Chau, senior vice-president, Origgin Ventures, Singapore and RamKumar R, corporate development, Tata Elxsi, India

Covid-19 drove more corporations to explore venture capital

Comment by Nicolas Sauvage, president, TDK Ventures

Britain’s innovation space is stronger than ever despite pandemic and aftermath of Brexit

Innovative region: UK

Upside Foods feeds on $400m

SoftBank, Cargill, Tyson Foods, Dentsu and Givaudan invested in the cellular meat producer’s series C round, as it prepares to move to the commercialisation phase.

Corporate venturing grows tepidly in April

Monthly data: May 2022