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Energy

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

Energy was the only corporate investment area not to fall in 2023…

Solar energy and grid storage saw some of the biggest funding rounds as falling prices put these clean energy options into the mainstream.

Feb 7, 2024

National Grid Partners unveils new leadership team

The UK utility’s CVC unit will be led by Stephen Smith, who is joined by GCV Powerlist member Pradeep Tagare, among others.

Feb 6, 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

Future Energy Ventures’ climate fund reaches $120m close

The VC fund backed by E.ON has reached a $120m first close and promoted Patrick Elftmann to US managing partner.

Feb 1, 2024

The Big Deal: XGS continues wave of investment for geothermal startups

XGS is the third geothermal startup to raise cash this year, as the industry looks to overcome drilling costs and geography.

Jan 26, 2024

The Big Deal: Why Aira believes heat pumps can become a €150bn…

Statkraft has contributed to a series B round for Aira, which is tackling a heat pump market CEO Martin Lewerth believes can reach €150bn in size every year.

Jan 19, 2024

Brillault bids adieu to Aliad

After a decade at Air Liquide in various roles, most recently managing director for its CVC unit, Vincent Brillault joined Audacia.

Jan 18, 2024

Other News

MassMutual Ventures hires Burns

US insurance firm MassMutual’s investment arm has appointed Kara Burns a senior associate for its Climate Technology Fund.

Jan 4, 2024

Japanese corporates launch $105m venture fund in the US

The fund, co-managed with a seed-stage VC firm, will target AI, robotics and internet-of-things across multiple industries.

Dec 22, 2023

Guatemala's CMI launches corporate venture fund

The food maker and asset manager is one of the few Central American companies to step into venture capital.

Dec 21, 2023

What we learned from the 10 biggest CVC deals of 2023

It is no surprise to see genAI on this list, but semiconductors, EVs, green steel and batteries also featured heavily this year.

Dec 21, 2023

Egeland departs from Equinor Ventures

Thor Egeland, who led Equinor Ventures’ clean energy investments, has moved to Statkraft to oversee business development and M&A.

Dec 13, 2023

CVC Unplugged: Why CVCs should report to a CFO

EnBW New Ventures managing director Crispin Leick talks about why CVCs should focus on financial performance and become limited partners in other funds.

Nov 6, 2023

Editor's Picks

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

The Big Deal: EH2 becomes hydrogen tech's first unicorn

Ten corporate investors were part of a $380m series C round this week, including Fortescue, United Airlines, Rio Tinto, Amazon, Microsoft and BP.

Oct 6, 2023

Long and short-term bets investors should make on sustainable aviation fuel

Algae, alcohol and electrofuels all have potential for creating sustainable aviation fuel — but which ones are winning backing from industry?

Aug 16, 2023

Andreoletti promoted to CEO of Eni Next

Clara Andreoletti has taken up US-based president and CEO roles for the corporate venturing unit of Eni.

Apr 25, 2023
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