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CVC Unplugged: How Sopra Steria fixed a CVC strategy that wasn't working

Sopra Steria Ventures wasn't delivering value for the parent company. Socheat Chhay came in a year ago to turn the unit around.

Feb 28, 2024

Zacua Ventures nets $56m for first fund from 19 corporates

Volvo, Cemex and Procore are among the limited partners backing Zacua’s investments into next-generation construction

Feb 27, 2024

Video: Midlands Mindforge seeks VC partners for UK spinout fund  

The fund is raising an initial £150m to finance deep tech startups from eight universities in the UK Midlands.

Feb 15, 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

Tel Venture Capital hires four global team members

Tokyo Electron’s strategic investment unit has four new members based in Japan, South Korea, Israel and Ireland.

Feb 8, 2024

Baral joins urban air mobility firm Joby Aviation

Corporate VC veteran Stephan Baral has left Porsche Ventures to join the electric takeoff and landing aircraft maker.

Feb 8, 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

Perez leaves Deutsche Bank CVC

Deutsche Bank Venture Capital’s former CVC head, Gil Perez, will join law firm Freshfields in April as its California-based chief innovation officer.

Feb 6, 2024

Other News

UK corporates fail to invest in the startup ecosystem

UK corporates invest in the domestic innovation ecosystem less than US, French and German peers. The government is trying to change that.

Feb 5, 2024

Corporate-backed Giant Ventures raises $250m for funds

BMW was among the investors that backed the UK venture firm, which will be divided into a $100m seed fund and a $150m growth fund.

Feb 1, 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

Patel promoted to director of strategic investments at Citi

Mital Patel, formerly vice president of strategic and fintech investments at Citi, has taken up a director of strategic investments role.

Jan 25, 2024

Papievyte to lead XTX Ventures

Algorithmic trading group XTX Markets has named former investment manager Gabriele Papievyte as head of its corporate venturing unit.

Jan 25, 2024

PcComponentes launches $2m CVC fund

YF Strategic Insights will be managed by the company’s parent firm, YF Networks Group, joining sister unit PcComponentes Startup Booster.

Jan 22, 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

Maersk shifts to venture client approach to move faster on new tech

Maersk revamped its Maersk Growth innovation unit in June with a new team and a change in how it invests in tech and sustainability.

Jan 5, 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

Reality check: Has the IRA made the US a magnet for cleantech…

The US's $369bn climate legislation, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), promises to put the US at the forefront of the clean energy transition, but the act has its limitations.

Oct 5, 2023
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