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SEB Alliance co-founder Meyer moves to venture capital fund

More than a decade after leading SEB Alliance for appliance maker Groupe SEB, François-Xavier Meyer has become VC fund Sierra Venture Capital's latest partner.

Feb 7, 2023

Best Nights aims to become Jägermeister's 'impact fund for nightlife'

Managing director Lorrain de Silva tells us why Jägermeister's Best Nights VC fund invests in everything from dating apps to Bluetooth speakers, and why NFTs and sextech might be on the horizon.

Jan 26, 2023

Amazon lays off Industrial Innovation Fund team

Amazon is making the team running the $1bn fund redundant as part of the more than 18,000 layoffs announced recently.

Jan 24, 2023

This is what consumer sector investors plan to back in 2023

Synthetic biology, healthier options, sustainability and digitalisation are big themes for the beauty and food industries this year.

Jan 12, 2023

Top New Year's resolutions for corporate investors

Take time, focus on quality and internal relationships, make an impact — these are the top resolutions investors have for 2023.

Jan 2, 2023

What surprised CVCs in 2022

2022 saw a screeching turnaround in market sentiment. How well did corporate investors cope?

Dec 30, 2022

How investors are preparing for the cash squeeze

Corporate venture teams are pushing portfolio companies to accept more capital during funding rounds to cushion the blow of a stuttering economy.

Dec 27, 2022

LVMH latest fashion brand to back climate tech startups

The $200m fund invests in early-stage startups in energy, building materials, food and manufacturing.

Dec 20, 2022

Other News

The Big Deal: Getir's cut-price Gorillas purchase shows groceries delivery sector in…

Corporate-backed Gorillas was bought for just $1.2bn and, together with competitor Oda's $151m down round, it looks like winter is here for grocery delivery services.

Dec 9, 2022

11 companies you probably forgot had CVC units

Remember Twitter's corporate venture fund? No? How about Adidas, Qantas or Disney? We delve into the past to go through some of the units time forgot.

Dec 9, 2022

Asahi to invest $70m through new US-focused CVC

The Japanese beer producer aims to build a portfolio of low- and non-alcoholic drink companies.

Dec 8, 2022

9 startups reshaping the packaging sector

Many of the companies have financial and corporate venture backers, as businesses seek alternatives to single-use plastics.

Nov 29, 2022

Lystimäki to take the reins at Schibsted Ventures

The media and e-commerce group has chosen Jussi Lystimäki to replace Dan Ouchterlony as head of its venture arm, which is set to move closer to its core business.

Nov 28, 2022

Shiseido's new China fund has $140m to spend

Shiseido China launched a new fund in August that will help it expand into areas like men's skincare and medical cosmetology.

Nov 24, 2022

Editor's Picks

Best Nights aims to become Jägermeister's 'impact fund for nightlife'

Managing director Lorrain de Silva tells us why Jägermeister's Best Nights VC fund invests in everything from dating apps to Bluetooth speakers, and why NFTs and sextech might be on the horizon.

Jan 26, 2023

Amazon lays off Industrial Innovation Fund team

Amazon is making the team running the $1bn fund redundant as part of the more than 18,000 layoffs announced recently.

Jan 24, 2023

This is what consumer sector investors plan to back in 2023

Synthetic biology, healthier options, sustainability and digitalisation are big themes for the beauty and food industries this year.

Jan 12, 2023

Top New Year's resolutions for corporate investors

Take time, focus on quality and internal relationships, make an impact — these are the top resolutions investors have for 2023.

Jan 2, 2023
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