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Nationwide Ventures’ Balicki gets promotion

Josh Balicki, formerly a senior associate at Nationwide Ventures, has taken a new role as a principal at the US insurer’s CVC unit.

Feb 21, 2024

"It looks similar to internet adoption": Kraken Ventures sees a crypto resurgence

Brandon Gath, head of the Kraken-anchored Web3 venture firm, is readying a second fund as VC activity starts picking up for crypto and blockchain startups.

Feb 21, 2024

Bupa launches a $13m fund in Australia

Adele Moynihan will lead Bupa Ventures, which will target Asia-Pacific region healthtech and elderly care startups from seed to series A stages.

Feb 13, 2024

CSAA to wind down CVC activities

Avanta Ventures will not make new investments but managing partner Sanjiv Parikh will remain at the unit to manage the existing portfolio.

Feb 8, 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

CVC Unplugged: Athlete wellness should be focus of sports tech investment

Investor and former NFL player Kerry Carter joins the pod to talk about why his athletes-first investment philosophy is key to making money in sports tech.

Feb 1, 2024

Jallad joins Saudi Arabia's Neom Investment Fund

After serving a year as head of European financial technology at RBC Capital Markets, Jallad will become the investment director at Neom Investment Fund.

Jan 29, 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

Other News

Equirus launches $25m fund

Equirus InnovateX Fund will invest in software, deeptech and fintech companies at seed stage, providing between $500,000 and $1m per deal.

Jan 25, 2024

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

Konieczny departs Truist Ventures

Jakub Konieczny will now serve as the director of strategic investments at US-based automotive company JM Family Enterprises.

Jan 4, 2024

Fintech in 2024: investors eye payments, interest rates and a shift to…

Payments is an area fintech investors we've spoken to see as ripe for a shake up. They're also watching for an AI crash and the direction of interest rates.

Jan 3, 2024

‘I am like a goldfish’: Why Allianz X will only invest in…

Nazim Cetin, CEO of Allianz X, says corporate investors can jump too early into unproven technologies.

Dec 26, 2023

Corporates chip into Partech’s $197m fund

Allianz France and Edenred joined other LPs to back the investment firm’s Partech Venture fund, which is halfway through its target.

Dec 20, 2023

Editor's Picks

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

Indian ecosystem gets increased venture commitments from Zerodha and Krafton

The corporates both committed further nine-figure sums to back startups in the rapidly growing Indian venture market.

Aug 11, 2023

Wayra Brasil and Vivo Ventures name new investment leads

Wana Schulze and Ivan Yoon will lead CVC investments at Telefónica’s seed and early-stage Brazilian subsidiaries.

May 29, 2023

Axa bets big on late stage with $1.6bn CVC initiative

Axa Venture Partners will invest nine-figure amounts through the new fund, which is expected to close in 2025 with its insurer parent putting up half the capital.

May 25, 2023
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