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Kim takes over Samsung Ventures America

After leading Ericsson Ventures for a decade, Albert Kim joins Samsung as executive vice president and head of Americas CVC.

May 20, 2024

How CVCs can support startups outside their investment thesis

Sometimes the startups outside your scope need help the most. Here are four simple things that you can do for them that don't involve a cheque.

May 16, 2024

Termignon leaves Orange Ventures

Emilie Termignon, formerly executive preisdent and head of finance at Orange’s venture offshoot, has joined Eurazeo’s VC group as CFO.

May 15, 2024

Tritt gets promoted at Schreiber Ventures

GCV Rising Star Blair Tritt was appointed VP of CVC and partnerships at the milk-based food producer’s investment arm.

May 7, 2024

Drinks maker Beam Suntory launches investment unit

Venture services firm Mach49 has helped the owner of alcohol brands Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Yamazaki to launch the CVC initiative.

Apr 11, 2024

Bose looks to CVC to overcome trillion-dollar 'Big Tech' rivals

Bose Ventures is exploring software investments and M&A as its speaker and earbud manufacturer parent competes with Apple and Amazon.

Apr 10, 2024

Five global retailers launch $125m VC fund, W23 Global

The joint fund will invest in strategic areas like supply chain and sustainability for Tesco, Ahold Delhaize, Woolworths, Empire and Shoprite.

Apr 9, 2024

Takehana ascends at Ajinomoto

Shunji Takehana, a 25-year veteran at the food seasoning provider, is now SVP and general manager for Ajinomoto Corporate Venture Capital.

Apr 4, 2024

Other News

Which corporates most actively invest in microbiome startups?

Three companies have led the pack in microbiome startup investments over the past five years. This is who they are and what they invest in.

Mar 26, 2024

Mondelēz launches SnackFutures Ventures

The snack producer’s renewed CVC unit will focus on investing in more mature food businesses for eventual acquisitions.

Mar 21, 2024

Scaling alternate meats is an uphill battle - CVC Unplugged

Cereal Docks’ CVC chief tells CVC Unplugged that getting plant-based proteins competitive again will be difficult but not impossible.

Mar 15, 2024

PDS Ventures launches a fashion accelerator

The Trailblazer Programme will enroll eight fashion startups that provide innovative technologies to fashion value chain.

Mar 13, 2024

Sony and Intel back company making key part for next wave of…

UK smartphone camera component developer Cambridge Mechatronics’ latest round featured strategic investors Sony Ventures and Intel Capital.

Feb 13, 2024

CVC Unplugged: Athlete wellness should be focus of sports tech investment

Investor and former NFL player Kerry Carter joins the pod to talk about why his athletes-first investment philosophy is key to making money in sports tech.

Feb 1, 2024

Editor's Picks

Sony and Intel back company making key part for next wave of…

UK smartphone camera component developer Cambridge Mechatronics’ latest round featured strategic investors Sony Ventures and Intel Capital.

Feb 13, 2024

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

Kickstart Ventures: building the Philippines’ startup ecosystem

Backed by one of the largest Philippine conglomerates, Ayala, Globe Telecom’s CVC unit is a leading force in the country’s emerging ecosystem.

Aug 9, 2023

The Atlanta Hawks have a VC fund — but it isn't targeting…

David Garcia, head of National Basketball Association team the Atlanta Hawks' venture fund, is targeting consumer experience ventures rather than sports technology.

Jul 21, 2023
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