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Proetto promoted at auto tech investor Holman Growth Ventures

After a year working as an associate at the logistics management company’s CVC unit, Brandon Proetto is now a director.

Jul 12, 2024

Hoffmann leaves Ørsted’s CVC unit

Maria Emilie Danø Hoffmann spent six years at the Danish renewables company where she focused on driving the green energy transition.

Jul 11, 2024

IBM Ventures alum Magid sets up VC firm

Deborah Magid, who spent more than 20 years at IBM and its CVC unit, has launched an AI-focused VC firm called DoubleStar Venture Partners.

Jul 11, 2024

Water tech company Xylem expands CVC investment by $50m

The company will use additional capital to finance startups aiming to tackle climate challenges in the water sector.

Jul 11, 2024

Li joins BHP Ventures as lead principal

GCV Emerging Leader David Li will help the Australian mining firm’s CVC unit identify energy, climate and mining startups.

Jul 10, 2024

Fast fashion company Shein to launch $271m CVC fund

The low-cost clothing retailer, which wants to list in London this year, will back European sustainable fabric companies through the fund.

Jul 10, 2024

Mexican and Chilean CVC-as-a-service firms join forces

Innova360 powered by Bluebox will have 35 team members and $15m distributed among eight corporate venturing funds across Latin America.

Jul 10, 2024

Crypto trader Auros launches CVC unit

Julien Auchecorne will lead digital asset trading firm Auros’s Ventures unit, which has invested $15m in 14 companies since late last year.

Jul 9, 2024

Other News

Fujitsu becomes latest CVC to join Japan's impact investment wave

Japanese companies operating in the EU become subject to sustainability reporting rules from next year. Many are using their CVC units to help meet targets.

Jul 9, 2024

Spanish travel firm HBX Group launches $54m CVC fund

The new fund will be part of the travel technology group’s TravelTech Lab subsidiary and invest in strategically relevant startups and funds.

Jul 9, 2024

McAlister leaves Cox Communications amid organisational changes

Jordan McAlister has left the US telecoms firm after nearly three years leading its venture and innovation strategy.

Jul 9, 2024

Suzuki launches $40m impact CVC unit in India

Next Bharat Ventures, led by Vipul Nath Jindal, has begun accepting candidates for its four-month accelerator programme.

Jul 5, 2024

Krishnan to lead cleantech incubation for LG Nova

LG’s incubation unit hired Ramkumar Krishnan, who worked at multiple renewable energy companies, to identify cleantech opportunities.

Jul 4, 2024

AI tools are transforming VC investment — but CVCs are behind the…

Artificial intelligence is a game-changer in helping VC investors find investments. But corporate venture capitalists need lots of money, independence and discipline to take advantage of the technology.

Jul 4, 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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