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Carbon capture deals dominated energy investing in Q1 

Clean energy in general and carbon capture projects in particular were the key focus for energy sector investors in the first quarter of this year.

Apr 11, 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

Toyota Ventures gets $300m injection

Frontier Fund II and Climate Fund II have each received $150m to further explore technologies like AI and renewable energy for the carmaker.

Apr 11, 2024

Metalab launches $15m CVC unit

Metalab Ventures, backed by the interface design firm and other investors, will seek product-led startups from pre-seed to series A stages.

Apr 11, 2024

Rio Tinto to back seed startups through $9.5m accelerator

The joint programme with Founders Factory will target technologies strategic to the mining industry such as decarbonisation and automation.

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

Thomson Reuters Ventures backs audit AI company Fieldguide

The media conglomerate’s evergreen CVC arm has taken part in the AI-driven audit company’s $30m series B round as part of its broader investment focus on artificial technology.

Apr 8, 2024

Fidelity’s FISV promotes Sim to partner

Michael Sim, formerly principal at Fidelity International's strategic investment unit, has moved up to a partner role.

Apr 4, 2024

Other News

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

Jensen moves up at BayWa RE Energy Ventures

Iris Jensen, formerly senior associate at the German clean energy company Baywa RE’s CVC arm, has taken up an investment manager role.

Apr 3, 2024

Bupa APAC looks to fill funding gap for Australian healthcare startups

The UK-headquartered health insurer has set up a A$20m fund in Australia to back young startups in healthcare areas like genomics and wearables.

Apr 1, 2024

Correa and Kaushal promoted at JLL Spark

Daniel Correa and Ajey Kaushal, formerly senior associates at JLL Spark, have been promoted to principals.

Apr 1, 2024

French nuclear energy provider Orano launches $54m CVC fund

Orano Venture Fund will run for five years and invest in about 20 industrial startups.

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

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

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

Spike in AI deals and exits for corporate investors

Corporate investors have been part of $3bn worth of AI deals so far this year, with June particularly strong. There has also been a uptick in exits.

Jul 13, 2023

Yasumoto to lead NTT Docomo Ventures

After GCV Powerlist member Yuko Sasahara Watanabe’s move to NTT Docomo’s lifestyle unit, the CVC arm named Jun Yasumoto president and CEO.

Jul 10, 2023
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