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GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021 editorial by James Mawson, editor in chief, Global Corporate Venturing

The GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Contents

The Global Corporate Venturing Rising Stars Awards profiles the industry’s top 50 people who have entered the industry in about the past five years with aplomb and notable success.

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: #1 Malin Carlström

The Top 10: #1 Malin Carlström, head of ventures, ABB Electrification

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: #2 Anil Achyuta

The Top 10: #2 Anil Achyuta, investment director, TDK Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: #3 Jaclyn Kossmann and Saewook Lee

The Top 10: #3 Jaclyn Kossmann and Saewook Lee, senior investment managers, Applied Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: #4 Xin Ma

The Top 10: #4 Xin Ma, managing director of Asia platform, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: #5 Banafsheh Fathieh

The Top 10: # 5 Banafsheh Fathieh, principal, Prosus Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: #6 Radhika Malik

The Top 10: #6 Radhika Malik, senior associate, Samsung Catalyst Fund

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: #7 Wanja Humanes

The Top 10: #7 Wanja Humanes, investment manager, Swisscom Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: #8 Neda Blocho and David Li

The Top 10: #8 Neda Blocho, principal and head of Studios, and David Li, principal, Avanta Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: #9 Steven Willinger

The top 10: #9 Steven Willinger, principal, Capital One Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: #10 Kurt Sheline

The Top 10: #10 Kurt Sheline, principal, Echo Health Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Erik Paisley

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Erik Paisley, investment manager, 3M Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Gonzalo Soriano

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Gonzalo Soriano, senior investment analyst, AC Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Aaron Kern

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Aaron Kern, associate, Allstate Strategic Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Cristina Moyano de Navascués

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Cristina Moyano de Navascués, investment manager, Amadeus Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Mark Frayman

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Mark Frayman, head, BHP Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Erin Hallock and Shaun Healey

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Erin Hallock, senior venture principal of Europe and the Middle East, and Shaun Healey, venture principal, BP Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Nicholas Brumleve

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Nicholas Brumleve, investment principal, Chevron Technology Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Sheena Jindal

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Sheena Jindal, principal, Comcast Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Brandon Yahn

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Brandon Yahn, principal, Convivialité Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Gregory Hoffman

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Gregory Hoffman, manager, DuPont Electronics & Imaging Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Jennifer Diedrichs

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Jennifer Diedrichs, investment manager, EnBW New Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Erning Cao

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Erning Cao, investment director, Evonik Venture Capital

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Taraec Mohamed Hussein

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Taraec Mohamed Hussein, investment head, Fatima Gobi Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: James Field

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): James Field, service design lead, Ferguson Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Wade Sheffer

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Wade Sheffer, managing director, GM Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Terri Burns

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Terri Burns, investing partner, GV

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Ginger Rothrock

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Ginger Rothrock, senior director, HG Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Dennis Clark

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Dennis Clark, senior managing director of corporate venturing and open innovation, Honda Innovations

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Aaron Hoffman

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Aaron Hoffman, senior analyst, Intact Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Ranjit Kurup

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Ranjit Kurup, director, Intel Capital

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Michelle Moon

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Michelle Moon, principal, LG Technology Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Oliver Finch

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Oliver Finch, partner, Maersk Growth

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Rahul Meka

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Rahul Meka, manager of product and R&D, Magna Innovation Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Gayathri Radhakrishnan

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Gayathri Radhakrishnan, director of venture capital, Micron Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Steve Deutsch

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Steve Deutsch, investment principal, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Veronica Gabriele

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Veronica Gabriele, associate, Munich Re Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Jake Nice

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Jake Nice, principal, Nationwide Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Angela Wang

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Angela Wang, vice-president, Ping An Global Voyager Fund

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Jeroen van Doornik

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Jeroen van Doornik, managing partner, Rabo Frontier Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Florian Chilla

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Florian Chilla, investment manager, Randstad Innovation Fund; principal and co-founder, Taptrove Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Benjamin Price

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Benjamin Price, external ventures manager, Saint-Gobain Nova

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Tyler Durham

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Tyler Durham, venture principal, Schlumberger New Energy

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Kevin Deneen

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Kevin Deneen, principal, Schneider Electric Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Ilya Pavlov

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Ilya Pavlov, vice-president of investments, Severstal Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Michiel van Haersma Buma and Phoebe Wang

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Michiel van Haersma Buma, implementation manager, and Phoebe Wang, principal, Shell Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Jay Crone and Jon Wolkin

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Jay Crone and Jonathan Wolkin, directors, Telus Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Will Geiger and Brett Kadesh

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Will Geiger and Brett Kadesh, principals, Touchdown Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Christopher Park

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Christopher Park, principal, UL Ventures

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Andrew Casey

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Andrew Casey, corporate development lead, Vanguard Strategic Business Development

GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Maxwell Swicegood and Min Park

Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Maxwell Swicegood, vice-president, and Min Park, director, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital