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Fujitsu Ventures starts impact investing

The IT conglomerate’s $64m CVC subsidiary has made its first impact investment in microfinance service Gojo & Company.

Jun 17, 2024

Merck Group's CVC to help South Korean uni assess startups

Merck Group and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s MoU will entail M Ventures helping grow South Korea’s ecosystem.

Jun 12, 2024

Three companies co-launch Brazilian CVC fund manager

The Bakery will help clients build CVC strategies while Staged Ventures will manage the funds and Pipe Ventures will provide deal flow.

Jun 12, 2024

TDK Ventures adds three to London office

Marc Bouchet will conduct deals for TDK Ventures Fund 2 while David Delfassy and Sam Hill will invest through Fund EX1.

Jun 11, 2024

Fábrica promoted to investment manager at EDP Ventures

Luís Fábrica, formerly investment associate at the energy group’s CVC group, has been promoted after four years at the unit.

Jun 10, 2024

These corporate accelerators are recruiting startups now

AI, fintech, sustainability and other startups wanting to work with corporations should consider these accelerator programmes run by ABB Robotics, IAG, TSB, AG and Cemex.

Jun 10, 2024

Europe's Cyber Valley wants to make its alternative AI approach global

For eight years, Cyber Valley has been linking German AI and robotics researchers and spinouts with corporate partners, but a partnership with UTokyo IPC is the first step to it going global.

Jun 7, 2024

Hakluyt Capital exceeds $50m for first fund

The new fund has already made nine investments in growth-stage companies.

Jun 5, 2024

Other News

Ambrosini promoted at Best Nights

After a year and a half, Bianca Ambrosini is now an investment associate at German alcohol producer Mast-Jägermeister’s CVC subsidiary.

Jun 4, 2024

A2A launches 360 Life II

As part of its new 2035 Industrial Plan, A2A has joined forces with 360 Capital again for a second CVC fund on its way to a $217m target.

Jun 4, 2024

Sturt joins Spanish medical device maker Werfen's CVC

Gemma Sturt assumed a senior investment manager role and will help Werfen’s CVC unit back digital healthtech startups.

May 31, 2024

How Swisscom Ventures pioneered a new CVC succession model

It took three people to replace the 20-year veteran head of Swisscom Ventures. Now the new team is ready to increase investment pace and plan for the next fund.

May 20, 2024

How SC Ventures learned to build ventures on an industrial scale

SC Ventures, the innovation arm of Standard Chartered bank, has gone big on building its own startups. It has launched more than 15 so far and always has a pipeline of 30 projects.

May 17, 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

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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