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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