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Nishi to lead startup investments for Inpex

Masatoshi Nishi, who has been with the Japanese oil and gas producer for more than a decade, will oversee CVC activities for the firm.

Feb 21, 2024

18 women to watch in CVC in the Middle East

A number of corporations have launched CVCs in the Middle East. Here are the women putting the region's venturing on the map.

Feb 20, 2024

Reazon Holdings launches investment division for Japan and SE Asia

Reazon Capital will invest in pre-series A startups in the entertainment, deep tech and growth markets sector - with a focus on Vietnam.

Feb 15, 2024

Ajinomoto CVC expands to America

The MSG seasoning manufacturer has opened a Silicon Valley CVC office three years after it began startup investment activities in Japan.

Feb 13, 2024

Bupa launches a $13m fund in Australia

Adele Moynihan will lead Bupa Ventures, which will target Asia-Pacific region healthtech and elderly care startups from seed to series A stages.

Feb 13, 2024

Mehta leaves TDK to build SE Ventures' India operations

Siddharth Mehta, who help found corporate venture units in India for both Shell and TDK, is setting up a unit for SE Ventures.

Feb 12, 2024

Tel Venture Capital hires four global team members

Tokyo Electron’s strategic investment unit has four new members based in Japan, South Korea, Israel and Ireland.

Feb 8, 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

Other News

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

Canon launches $67.6m CVC fund

The Canon Marketing Japan MIRAI Fund will invest in early to mid-stage startups in Japan and across the globe.

Jan 31, 2024

SoftBank Ventures Asia launches corporate-backed $150m fund, rebrands

SoftBank Ventures Asia has changed its name to SBVA after closing its $150m 2023 Alpha Korea Fund.

Jan 29, 2024

Sinar Mas Land's CVC launches a biomedical fund

The Biomedical Fund will invest in Indonesian health tech and biotech startups.

Jan 26, 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

Japan's J Front Retailing forms venture fund

The Japanese department store chain owner has partnered with Ignition Point, which already manages the corporate’s JFR Mirai Creators Fund.

Jan 18, 2024

Editor's Picks

How dominant CVCs stalled the Thai tech ecosystem

After a promising start the Thai startup ecosystem has slowed. Some say too much corporate money may have been part of the problem.

Dec 14, 2023

The Big Deal: Husk targets "half the planet" with its solar systems

Husk Power Systems has just raised $100m from investors including Shell to build 1,500 solar mini-grids in India and Nigeria in the next four to five years.

Oct 27, 2023

Turkey: Can CVC remove the funding roadblocks for startups?

Turkey has the ingredients to be a top tech market, but it needs investors to take more risk if its startups are to get past early stage.

Oct 11, 2023

Indian ecosystem gets increased venture commitments from Zerodha and Krafton

The corporates both committed further nine-figure sums to back startups in the rapidly growing Indian venture market.

Aug 11, 2023
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